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Free Writing Lesson, and It's All About Star Wars

Recently, I’ve been invited to teach a lesson for a science fiction class at a local high school. I’m honored to say the least, but instead of just showing up and babbling for an hour about geek stuff (which I could totally do), I thought I’d try to convey something useful. 861 more words


研究生五個階段的完成度動機 (研究生英文編修出版投稿日報) 4/27/2015

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Too Many Names? A Tip for Cleaning Up Your Writing

“The Word of Wigaldir calls you!”

“Eternal life in Enga’s arms.”

“Fear not, sinners. Lether the Blessed will bring us to salvation!”

Like the mating calls of jungle birds, voices sailed over our heads, clamoring for our attention. 641 more words


Mercy Challenge 1/20: Swirlies

I love novels, but I hate their beginnings. The beginning of anything, actually, is tedious. When you learn a certain skill, or begin a project, there’s so much prep work, so much basic training you have to suffer before getting to the good stuff. 1,344 more words


So Much to Write, So Much to Learn - SCBWI Europolitan Day 1

I recently returned from the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Europolitan Conference in Amsterdam.

It was a wonderful, inspiring event, but it reminded me that even when you think you have learnt so much, there is still so much to learn. 634 more words

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The Endless Circle of Writing

 A new novel. All right here we go! You have a pen and paper or a keyboard in front of you. Music is softly playing in the background, phone turned off, food and drink nearby. 814 more words


Paris in the 1820s: imagining a city in the past

Writing a story with an historical backdrop has all the challenges of fiction writing – plot, character arcs, settings – and also the challenge of creating an accurate and believable world.  492 more words

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