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The first day of the RPM Challenge 2015. #rpmchallenge #writing #editing

I finished making edits to the new novel yesterday. I’m still in the process of typing up the changes in the computer file. However, I have to switch gears now that we’re in the month of February. 485 more words

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Just for Today - Look for the Picturesque

take a look out and beyond.

go for a sightsee and take in the detail – kickstart your imagination.

there’s definitely a story out there!

The Challenges of Writing Historical Fiction

Happy Friday, everyone! I know some of you were expecting a different sort of announcement today — one revealingĀ the winner of my epic holiday giveaway. 968 more words

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‘Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.’

Christian Bale

Tips on Word Choice No.20: Ruled by Intellect or Emotion?

Certain words/phrases can induce fairly specific responses in readers. As writers, we all know this, but do we use the power of emotion in our work? 289 more words

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Survival Tips for Storytellers (and other humans)

I presented the following Craft Talk onĀ  Saturday January 24, 2015 at Writing North 5: Our Wits About Us the fifth annual celebration of Canadian writing, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. 4,955 more words

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10 Reasons I Hate Earnest Hemingway

As much as I hate Hemingway, this is a great picture.

Reasons I hate Hemingway:

  1. He didn’t use adjectives
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls is excessively boring…
  3. 154 more words
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