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Writing Wednesday - Finding a story in a universe

Last Week’s WW: Dealing With Rejection and Looking for ARC Readers

Recently, I was writing a short story, and when I finished the first draft, I realized that I was telling the wrong story. 455 more words


“A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden.  A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.” – Junot Diaz

How To Write

Ten Rules to Write by

  1. Show, don’t tell. This is great when you are trying to describe a place or thing, make it so the reader can see it in his or her mind.
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Details: History

One thing that really brings a story to life are the details. These can be pub songs, pipe smoking habits, religious factions, and other small tidbits that aren’t required, are certainly not center stage, but most certainly allow readers to live in the world. 805 more words


We've all got a little crazy inside of us right?

So for those who follow my blog, I am sure that it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if I told you that I see a counselor. 643 more words

The two painfully-simple habits of highly-successful writers

“What’s the key to being a productive writer?” is the kind of question a struggling novelist will ask themselves before even worrying about the quality of their work. 1,339 more words


Writing Tip for the Day: Dialogue

Dialogue, for me, is the hardest part of the story to master. I myself don’t talk very much so it is hard for me to have my characters talk a whole lot.  469 more words

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