Getting My Head On Straight

Getting My Head On Straight

I know I’ve said this before, but there is nothing more important than being organized. Lately, I’ve been so disorganized on a personal, professional, and creative level that I can plainly see the effect it’s having on my nerves and […]

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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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Story Structure Connections

We mention story structure every once in a while, but we don’t delve that deeply into the topic. I think most writers interpret the mechanics differently, yet somehow we end up at the same place. Some writers want nothing to […]

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Anxiety Ink Book Club

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Anxiety Ink Book Club

It’s my turn for the Anxiety Ink Book Club! And, if you’ve been following along with us on Goodreads, you can get the heads up a month in advance of the titles we plan to talk about. Uprooted by Naomi […]

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Beginnings: Way More Complicated Than They Should Be

Beginnings: Way More Complicated Than They Should Be

I’m currently flailing around trying to find the beginning of this short story. Beginnings are not a strength of mine, so they rarely start in the right place. Because I’m not big on planning, I sometimes start stories with little […]

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The Bones of Story Structure

Stories are strange, fantastical creatures, built on bones called story structure. They can be any shape – though some shapes are more easily accepted than others. Sometimes only their authors can see the beauty in them. My stories tend to […]

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