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Writing Exercise: Try Resetting Your Setting

Sometimes scenes refuse to come together.  They are missing that element that makes them special and feel downright boring. Sometimes the characters or plot are to blame, if the conflict isn’t driving them toward a goal then you have a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013

  It’s October again, the buzz word on many writer’s lips is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.  Every November thousands of writers flock to their keyboards to pound out their 50,000 word novel.  They only have the 30 days of … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Tale

For those of you who missed me yesterday and the rest of you who didn’t, be assured that I was not neglecting the blog.  Instead, I was pressed between the pages of this month’s book club selection, The Thirteenth Tale … Continue reading

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25 Words a Day

  A fellow writer friend of mine said something recently that caught my attention. She said, “I aim to write at least 25 words a day.  That way I’m not overwhelmed before I start and am far more likely to … Continue reading

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My results from the “Devil is in the Details” exercise

Last Friday I posted a writing exercise called “Devil is in the Details.”  In the spirit of fairness I will share with you what happened with my exercise.  This excerpt is from my current manuscript, “Stonebearer’s Betrayal” The door opened … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Devil is in the Details

We all as writers know the importance of finding clear, concrete details to use in our writing.  Or at least we should.  Chances are if you are any bit like me your first draft tends to focus on plotting and … Continue reading

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Interview with Paul Garrigan

Today’s guest has taken a different path to become an author and was gracious enough to share all about it with us.  Paul Garrigan, author, blogger, and all around interesting guy has agreed to share about his latest book and … Continue reading

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Is there such thing as a New Idea in fiction?

One of the greatest challenges that writers face is coming up with new and fresh ideas for stories.  It is a struggle to search for something revolutionary to introduce to the world.  When that new idea is found it is … Continue reading

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Discussion: The Tragic Ending

When we use the term tragic ending many stories come to mind, Romeo and Juliet, Phantom of the Opera, Ghost, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, just to name a few.  In these stories one or … Continue reading

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