Tag Archives: writing

Curse of the Chapter 3

Disclaimer:  I actually misread my note that said ‘Ch. 3 Curse’.  I thought I meant to make a post about curses that come in 3’s, which I thought was odd.  So, I got the above picture and sat down to … Continue reading

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Goal Post: I Knew It!

I should put this quote somewhere in my room.  It really symbolizes the week where things kept going off the rails.  Don’t worry.  Today isn’t going to be any better.  Neither will next week and weekend.  So, hold your wishes … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Author Vessel/Surrogate/Avatar

Many authors insert either themselves or a version of themselves into a story.  It could be a realistic version or even an idealistic.  Maybe you’re a side character or a cameo, but other times the author may be the protagonist.  … Continue reading

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When You Know You Have Cacoethes Scribendi

A curious term and I don’t remember how I stumbled onto it.  Showed up the same time I found ‘Idiot Plot’ and ‘Eucatastrophe’.  I’ll admit that it could be a silly term I ran into, but it rings so true.  … Continue reading

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Goal Post: What Exactly Was I This Week?

Parent?  Author?  Teaching Assistant?  Blogger?  Tired?  Mover?  I’m pretty sure I was all of these and more this week.  Couldn’t really tell you what I did last weekend either, but I think I was busy.  Feels like months ago too. … Continue reading

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Why I Love/Hate Eucatastrophe?

Hero–  I’m rather torn on this subject. Villain–  I flat out hate the thing.  Almost as much as not having a name for this skit. Hero–  We can agree on that second problem. Villain–  Hear me out on eucatastrophe.  It … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using a Eucatastrophe

As we established on Monday, eucatastrophe is when a story ends with the protagonist being rescued from the clutches of doom by an event beyond their control.  So, how can you use it intentionally? First big rule is that these … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Big Puppy

Coming in at number was Kira Grasdon.  I’m happy when she comes up in a poll like this because I don’t get to promote her solo adventure very often.  Enjoy this piece of Quest of the Brokenhearted.  

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Eucatastrophe: It’s a Real Word, Spellchecker

Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien, this type of event is one that closely resembles Deus Ex Machina.  That means people don’t like it.  Tolkien did say that this could happen with the use of Deus Ex Machina, but that isn’t easy … Continue reading

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Goal Post: I Have No Witty Title Here

It was a week . . . Think we can all agree on that.  I mean, 7 days equal a week and that’s how long it’s been since I do a goal post.  Thank you for your time and I’ll … Continue reading

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