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Since I wrote about beginnings and endings, I should say a few words about the middle of a story, or “what else could go wrong?” A good beginning and a good ending are all well and good, but you also need something with substance in between. 408 more words

Writing Techniques

Formula fiction? Me? Never!

Okay, not never. In fact, always. Why? ‘Cause it works.

There are certain things fiction readers crave, but the item sitting at the top of the list is simply this: a rousing good tale. 774 more words


Anxiety in the time of seeking

I didn’t used to be this person. This person who has this anxiety everytime someone I love even the littlest bit draws away from me. Rationally, they have valid logical and emotional reasons. 184 more words


A busy April

Our daughter drove from Indianapolis to visit us yesterday.  Her birthday was March 28th, but she worked too much to celebrate it.  We wanted to do something special for her, so we made reservations at The Oyster Bar–a small, crowded, quaint bar known for its upscale, wonderful menu.   560 more words


Getting Through the Muddle

“Every novel should have a beginning, a muddle, and an end.” – Peter De Vries

Middles are tough. When I’m working through the middle of a project, whether it’s a craft project, creative writing, or an academic project, I feel like I’m slogging through.

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Five Years Later

I’m feeling nostalgic. I’m working in that halls of residence that I lived in five years ago and walking past my old block I was hit with the sense of what I was like at 19. 343 more words