Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ink Links Roundup – Reading as Self-care, Helicopter Writers, and Failure.

Ink Links Roundup – Reading as Self-care, Helicopter Writers, and Failure.

Are you guilty of being a helicopter writer? As Elisa raises her hand high here, she realizes she needs to start pushing her characters more for everyone’s sake. Check out what it means to be a helicopter writer here. — […]

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Theatre Wisdom for Writers: New Series Introduction

Theatre Wisdom for Writers: New Series Introduction

Theatre comes up a lot for me as a topic. I love it. It’s another mode of storytelling. I’ve found a lot of parallels with writing, and continue to find more, so I wanted to start a series specifically about that. […]

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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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