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Can I Build It Yet?

Characters? Check

Characters Names? Check

Plot? Check

Various scenes that begin to tell the story? Check

An Ending? Nope

A story arc? Ummm, can I say sort of?  128 more words

POVs and Breaking Rules

By: Melody J. 

Great writers break the rules, yes? Well…sometimes. And you have to know the rules very well before you know when/where it’s okay to break them.  480 more words

Writing A Novel

Don't read anything about writing when you're writing.

If you’re like me, the minute you gain some new knowledge about the craft, especially if it contradicts what you think you already know, you have a strong urge to trash what you’re doing and start over.   633 more words

Writing A Novel

Time Out + Free Therapy

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.  And rarely do people do things because of you anyway.  810 more words

The New Normal

I’m starting to get used to the new townhouse. Most everything is in place now, and more often than not, we’re remembering where we’ve put things. 565 more words


Fear! The Great Equalizer!

Fear’s a great motivator. It’s an even better leash.

I was talking with one of my writer buddies the other day about fear. We’re both in the midst of some hand-wringing moments, and trying to move past them is…difficult. 630 more words