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Show and Tell is not just for school

How many times have you been told, “show, don’t tell,” when people have read your work? Yeah, me too. It’s something most of us know about but often forget or just don’t know quite how to do it. 991 more words

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NaNoWriMo Tips

National Novel Writing Month kicks off on November 1st, which is this Sunday!

Okay, for those panicking (much like me), remember that nice deep breaths are your buddy. 1,586 more words

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The Essential Tools of a Writer

This should be an easy topic on the surface.  Most writer can reel off a list of things they need when they write: pens, notepads, computer.  727 more words


Creation inspiration tool - random word inspired story.

I like to constantly challenge myself, to exercise my creative ability so that it remains strong and capable. I treat it like a muscle and assume it will respond positively to regular exercise and will keep functioning for me as a demanding user. 346 more words


Common themes for your protagonist and antagonist

A rather tongue in cheek checklist of the most often used characteristics for leading characters in novels.

Feel free to add more in the comments.

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Let's get back to the writing basics!

As writers, we sometimes become so inundated by the craft that we lose sight of our writing process. When this digression occurs, it is time to shift focus and get back to the basics. 96 more words

Writing Process

Holy crap, I finished a draft!

I finished a draft recently and I’ve gotten really gushy about characters! Drafts can be a long, exhausting process. This one kicked around in my head for over a year before it was completely out in one long, full story. 853 more words

Writing Reflections