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Story Arcs

Today in writing, we learned about the power of the Story Arc. A story arc is one of the most powerful visual tools that an author can use aid in the planning process of their writing. 84 more words

Creativity: What's Your Secret?

I have an advertorial that is overdue. It was “due” two weeks ago. It was agreeably late last week. This week it is do or die. 174 more words


The Hero’s Journey

I have a hard time writing “what I know.” That is, in part, because I see my own life as boring, mundane, and without an overarching narrative plot. 748 more words

Hard work

Writing is hard work. The basic idea is only part of it.
A few years ago, I wrote a piece about an incident we had encountering a collards farmer. 124 more words


What I learned from Day 2 of the RNA Conference 2014

Following on from my post last week when I had only just returned, bleary-eyed, from the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual conference, I wanted to share some highlights from day 2 with you this week. 991 more words


On Character, Authenticity, and Emotional Payoffs

I don’t really have a how-to this morning, so I thought I would share some things I’ve been thinking about.
Last month, I was working on some problems with… 733 more words


The First Five

So I have concord the first five days… YES! I’m going to be honest, I didn’t think that I was going to make it this far, BUT I DID! 150 more words