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The Writing Life- People Watching

What are characters? Your cast, your actors, the most important parts of your story? Well, yes, that’s all very true. But there’s a more basic answer than that. 523 more words

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Writers need other Writers

I’m a writer, an aspiring fiction author, an occasional poet, a fairly new blogger, and I don’t know many others like me. I’m talking about others who share my passion for putting words together and watching them come alive. 1,505 more words


The writers Life- Research Pt 2, Now that you've got it.

Assuming you went ahead and did a ton of research after reading part one, you’ve got a pile of facts and figures now. The question is, what do you do with it all? 577 more words

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E-mail to S—


Got too close to the publishing side again. That edge draws out the immediate and at that immediate, the end. I sit there to type an e-mail thinking— 738 more words

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The Writing Life- Research, Part One

Research is a part of any editing process, no matter what kind of book you’re writing. Unless you’re writing a story about your own home town and a person who does exactly what you do or used to do. 735 more words

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Interview with Jeffrey Ricker

Former Swoon co-host Jeffrey Ricker is a two-time novelist, a prolific short story writer, budding poet, and an all-around awesome person. I recently caught up with him online on behalf of… 279 more words

Jeffrey Ricker

The Writing Life- The useful desk

As I write this, I am sitting in my armchair,  with my tablet on a lap desk.  I am the poster child for not sitting at a desk when I write.   373 more words

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