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Unlock the Muse - April 25, 2018

It’s the last week of April. My Camp project has been of mixed success so far. I am currently caught up on my word goal. I’ve reached ‘the end’ on one of the two stories I am working on this month. 372 more words


New DIY MFA Article, Plus a Note About My Recent Blogging Absence

Every story, regardless of its length, pulses with literary themes at its heart. So for this week’s edition of “Theme: A Story’s Soul” at DIY MFA, I turn the column’s focus from novels to short stories. 220 more words


Writing Quote Wednesday

“Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them;things they can’t forget;stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.”

-Natalie Goldberg


Writing Resources.

Continuing this month’s theme of writing, Today’s post is a simple list of links relating to writing.  There are hundreds of different writing resources out there available for those who want to look, but here are a few that either I or one of my writing friends have tried and liked.  704 more words


M is for MacGuffin - #AtoZChallenge

MacGuffin is a word coined by Alfred Hitchcock to describe a motivating element in a story that is used to further the plot but has no other purpose and will most likely not pop up again. 299 more words


Running Tips for Writers, or Writing Tips for Runners

It seems that everyone is out running these days. Well it seems like that’s the case where I live anyway. I injected myself with the running drug over a year ago now, it was in January but I refused to call it a New Year’s resolution. 1,160 more words

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L is for Letter - #AtoZChallenge

The characters in this story have nothing to do and no reason to go out and find something to do. The plot has reached a lull and there is very little that can be done about that other than introduce a new conflict suddenly. 311 more words