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A Difference of Opinion

Fyi, don’t take that last post as an indictment or smear of the person I was responding to. She wrote a post I had some opposing thoughts on, that’s all, and that one post of hers is hardly a representation of everything she writes. 138 more words

Streams Of Thought

Writing: Fishing for Ideas with Mae Clair

When I first started writing, I had more ideas than I knew what to do with.  The thing I discovered, though, is that not all ideas are created equal.   1,123 more words


Writing Is A Bad Habit: TOO FAST! a.k.a. Brisk Pacing vs. Excessive Pacing

Let’s say you are writing an action-adventure piece, or an action piece, or really any genre that has a heavy action emphasis (from military sci-fi to a martial arts slugfest).   412 more words


Inspired by Dog Poop

It’s often said that writers find inspiration in the most unusual places. One example that sticks in my mind is that of song writer and famous singer Barry Gibb who tells the tale of how he came up with the idea for the song, ‘Chain Reaction’. 485 more words

Independent Authors

Fiction editing: lessons from the first month

Welp, it’s been a month, and I’m six chapters down with twenty-four to go.

This, uh…this is not where I thought I would be.

But, as I said in the… 851 more words

Fiction Writing