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Social Minefield

Conversation is a test. Always. An exam which you can fail at any moment. The key, I find, is to get into the mindset of not really giving a shit about any of the stuff you say; just fling every thought you have into the ether and see what happens. 169 more words


"Just in time delivery" is great in manufacturing. Sucks in storytelling.

This mostly happens where there is some kind of fantasy, a made-up world, sword and sorcery, where anything or anyone has a special power. I have no idea why this is. 1,116 more words

Cold Dry Canadian Election Season 4: Reductio ad Moralitas

By Vandee

Who needs help?

…I mean in a big picture kind of way.  When you think about who you’re going to vote for, I doubt you say to yourself: 546 more words


Bad Writing Advice IX, "4 Ways to End a Chapter that Will Make Readers Squeal (And Not Like Stuck Pigs)"

Rick Riordan once asked me how to end a book chapter properly. Actually Rick asks me how to do a lot of things, such as how to start a story “en media res,” how to craft a great anti-hero, and how to microwave popcorn without starting a grease fire (not the brightest, that one). 1,524 more words

Bad Writing

When plots change without your planning! #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #author

Have you ever been writing when all of a sudden a character just walks into the scene and starts doing and saying things that you hadn’t planned on? 263 more words

Adventures In Writing A Novel

Friday Follies #9 - Four clichés that make me go “Arghhh”!

Just to change ’em up, the Grammar Cop will share a totally different class of  eyesores this week. (Because I can.) I’m sure you have similar ones that grate on your nerves, but for now, these are the top… 216 more words


Where's Waldo...? Pleasing Other Readers.


“People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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