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Keeping It Short

A writing acquaintance once recounted a discussion with a professional author who’d come to talk at her group. She mentioned the issue of short story collections and the author whom I shan’t name, but who I’d never heard of, replied ‘Why would anyone bother writing short stories?’ 704 more words

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I CAN WRITE THREE BOOKS AT ONCE OR MAYBE NOT by Julie

TODAY’S BREW: Pumpkin anything.

By Julie

SUMMER IS OVER. Also known as The Dark Night of the Writing Soul, at least for me. Our summer was awesome. 493 more words

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Stomp writer’s block. Let loose!

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” — Lao Tzu

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All These Voices In My Head Sound Like Me

I’ve always thought that dialogue was my strong suit with writing.  I don’t really know if that’s the case, because I’ve never had anybody tell me that, but when I wrote dialogue, I felt confident about it.   680 more words

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Avoiding the writers' up-front info dump

One of the many pitfalls novice novellists fall into is the up-front info dump.

That’s where the character arc gets interrupted by a blast of back-story, world-description, character biographies and so forth. 404 more words

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