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Structure in Your Writing?

Regardless if your writing consists of an outline or fly by the seat of your pants, structure is a must in writing plot, characters, dialogue and more. 169 more words


Personification Loosed

The onion’s protest registered in the air throughout the house.  Its flesh sizzled as it hit the pan and, soon after, it began basking in the sheen of butter.  915 more words

Flash Fiction

Francis Brabazon’s Ghazals from In Dust I Sing: An Analysis

In the Preface to In Dust I Sing, author Francis Brabazon attributes “the shape and content” of the poems contained therein to “the eternal Beloved, Avatar Meher Baba.” He notes that the form is “based on the Persian ghazal, perfected by Hafiz 600 years ago and carried down in the Urdu language to the present day”; and that the “content is the relationship between the Lover and the Beloved – a relationship that is never wholly fulfilled until the Lover ceases to exist in himself and passes away in the Beloved.” 2,420 more words

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What's Your Story's Logline?

In the writing world, there is a lot of talk about creating stories that are high concept, especially if you’re writing YA fantasy, like I am. 800 more words

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I Won NaNoWriMo - Hooray! (And So What)

This was the first year I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I completed my 50,000 words in 30 days. I have two simultaneous reactions to this accomplishment: Hooray! 824 more words

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So what kind of mystery is it?

That’s a good question and one I hear frequently when I tell people I’ve published a mystery novel. Mysteries come in so many varieties that telling someone you wrote a mystery is only slightly more informative than saying you wrote a novel. 461 more words

New Mystery Book

the next writer in the series: december 1, 2014

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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