Returning to the Quagmire

Returning to the Quagmire

If you follow us on social media, I’m sure you’ve noticed that during the start of 2017 the three of us started sharing posts from our early days, or other websites. Reading my old blog posts is fun and thought […]

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Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

In many things, intention does not count. Unexamined bias? Harmful stereotypes? The best of intentions can not fix these things. But you intend something when you write a story. Maybe you intend some deep, profound statement. Maybe it’s a general sense […]

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A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

One of my 2017 goals is to submit each of my three shelved stories three times each by December 31st. This sounds relatively easy, right? The stories are written. They’ve been polished –two edited by a writer who is amazing […]

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GUEST POST: Queens & Courtesans, an Anthology Editor’s Perspective

GUEST POST: Queens & Courtesans, an Anthology Editor’s Perspective

Today we have a wonderful guest post by former Inkette Jessica Corra, anthology editor for Queens & Courtesans!

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Writing Paralysis by Over-Analysis

Writing Paralysis by Over-Analysis

In James Scott Bell’s new book on writing, Just Write, he has a whole section devoted to writer life. Flipping through, I found the header on writing paralysis caused by over-analysis. Arguably, this is the reason why writing books aren’t […]

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Character (re)Discovery

My characters make me happy. I find character creation both a bane and a blessing. A bane because my own vanity comes out in full force; at least initially, my main characters are almost always too perfect. If I try […]

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