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Writing to Theme

Writing to Theme

Sometimes, writing fantasy feels like writing without rules. No restrictions – anything is possible. I used to balk at the idea of writing to a theme someone else set; I wanted to write my story, after all. But I’ve found that […]

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Halloween: My Favorite Time of Year

Halloween: My Favorite Time of Year

So today: Halloween and quite possibly my favorite holiday. I love the decorations and costumes, and of course the candy. But I love more than just the peripherals; I love the creativity behind it all. Halloween is like the patron […]

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Creating Creativity

Creating Creativity

Creativity spawns creativity. I always – somehow – manage to forget that until it happens in a big way. Over the weekend, I participated my theatre troupe’s annual 24-Hour Play Festival. Fifth anniversary edition! And we had about 50 people participate as […]

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Feed Writing That Aren’t Writing

10 Inexpensive Ways to Feed Writing That Aren’t Writing

I love talking about ways to feed writing. Nourishing creativity is hard because western culture so frequently devalues it – I always feel like I should be doing something else. I push experiences as a way to feed creativity and […]

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Writer Making Zines

Writer Making Zines

I’m starting on a creative endeavour I never thought I would try: making zines. Really, though, it is the medium for a recovering perfectionist. I have talked about perfectionism a lot. Like here. And here. Because I face perfectionist tendencies […]

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Question Your Assumptions

Question Your Assumptions

I promised I’d do a post on questioning your assumptions! Others have said it before, much better than I’m about to, but here goes… Have you ever wondered how to avoid falling into Trope City? How to make characters leap […]

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