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Mirror Moments in Fiction: Does your story have one?

I’m currently reading James Scott Bell’s “Write Your Novel from the Middle,” which I can’t recommend highly enough. It has me looking at my current WIP from a whole different angle. 368 more words

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The Well of Ideas: Sunday ROW80 check-in

As writers, we’re often asked if we’re worried we’ll run out of ideas—or simply where our ideas come from in the first place. For me, my stories often come to me as a single image. 316 more words

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Back from vacation with a midweek ROW80 check-in

I spent last week in New England, visiting family in New Hampshire and spending a day in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. I’m back home this week, biting my nails as my kitty undergoes surgery. 407 more words

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Murky Middles and Sunday ROW80 check-in

I’m currently up to my eyeballs in revisions of a novella, and one thing I’m struggling with—one that many of us struggle with, I suspect—is keeping tension throughout the middle of the story. 371 more words

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ROW80 Round 3 Writing Goals

I’m getting a late start to Round 3. I should’ve posted this Monday, but it’s been one of those weeks. (Actually, it’s been two crazy weeks in a row, but sometimes life is like that.) We just found out that one of our cats might need not one but two major surgeries, one to remove a mass in his left eye and potentially another to remove a cataract in his right eye. 118 more words

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ROW80 Wrap-Up: Lessons learned in Round 2

It went by in a flash, but round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days is over. I met some of my goals for this round, but my main goal, to finish a draft of my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic” is one I didn’t meet. 364 more words

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Learning a new revision process: Sunday ROW80 check-in

One of my goals for the second round of ROW80 was to finish a second draft of my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.” With less than a week to go, that goal is clearly not going to be met. 274 more words

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