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April Post Idea Drought

To be honest, these posts usually don’t get a lot of attention.  Yet, I’m finding myself struggling, so what do I have to lose?  I’m trying to come up with posts for April, but there’s a catch: They have to … Continue reading

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Phases of a Story: The Churning Gas of . . . No Clean Way to Do This Title

I had to think long and hard about this one because I couldn’t really put my thoughts to words.  There was a moment of giving up and throwing the concept out to everyone for how they would do it.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Phases of a Story: The Flowing Liquid of Plot

This one might be easier than I expected because we’ve heard the comparison as much as the solid foundation phrase.  So, what is something that comes to mind when you think of a liquid?  Oceans, drinks, showers, baths, streams, rivers, … Continue reading

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Phases of a Story: The Solid Foundation

This week is going to be an experiment coming from an odd idea that I had.  Stories go through phases just like matter.  You have the idea, outlines, first drafts, final drafts, published versions, and other phases in the middle.  … Continue reading

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Patience is Important

I’m trying really hard to remain positive and find the patience to get through various events in my life.  Of course, this had me thinking about patience.  At least, I assume so because I only had the word written down … Continue reading

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When Your Audience Won’t Jump with You

I think I should apologize for all these series posts that I’ve been doing for the last two weeks.  I promise that I’ve got a ‘Ye Olde Shoppe’ coming on Friday, so just hold out for a little longer.  There’s … Continue reading

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2018 Top 5: #3- 7 Tips to Being Dramatic . . . In Fiction

This post originally went live on February 14, 2018.  Weird that the first of the Top 5 are from early in 2018. Adding drama into your writing can be tough and many are leery about adding this due it skewing … Continue reading

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