Don’t Frustrate Your Readers

Don’t Frustrate Your Readers

As I was planning this post, I didn’t think about an obvious qualifier I left out of my title: Don’t frustrate your readers in a bad way. There are both good and bad ways to frustrate your readers. The good ways keep […]

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February Freewriting Challenge – Update #3

February Freewriting Challenge – Update #3

They–the ubiquitous they that says things like eating carrots is good for your eyesight–say that it takes 21 days to make a habit. And, while I’ve beeen at this for 22 days, it still isn’t quite a habit but I […]

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Ink Links – Sexist Stories, Writing Hacks, and Storytelling Lessons

Ink Links  – Sexist Stories, Writing Hacks, and Storytelling Lessons

First up, a link “Five signs your story is sexist” from Melissa. She says: I see sexist stories all the time, but I don’t always catch that they’re sexist. 99% of the time, I’m sure the writers didn’t realize it, […]

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Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Giving critique can be tricky. Feedback comes in many forms, largely depending on what the author wants. But giving critique can offer many pitfalls and problems. Sometimes, the writer doesn’t know what they want, or maybe think they know but […]

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Comparing, an Evil State of Mind

Comparing, an Evil State of Mind

Kate wrote about her own issues with comparisonitis a little while ago. I absolutely identify with what she wrote; it’s pretty difficult to get words down when you constantly feel inadequate compared to all the other people trying to get […]

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February Freewriting Challenge Update #2

February Freewriting Challenge Update #2

We are halfway through the challenge! Woot woot! And I have managed to keep up with my commitment of 7 freewriting sessions per week. As of now, they are still evenly spaced, one per day. It has been difficult to […]

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