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Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Bigger is better.” Fun fact: it’s as true in theatre as it is in writing. So as an actor, you hear a lot of advice and direction to start big. Because after all, reining […]

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Fighting the Election Blues

Fighting the Election Blues

Last week was spectacularly crappy. I don’t normally have strong opinions about political candidates, but indicate that I am less than a person and we have problems. And this election? One candidate in particular, through his own words and actions, […]

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Writing Workshops

I approach writing workshops like I do books on writing: with wary skepticism. Actually, I’m probably more skeptical of workshops, with the higher price tag and worse consequences when it’s just not a good fit. A bad book, you can […]

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Writing and Impostor Syndrome

While I’m on the topic of writing about keynote speeches at Sirens Conference, I thought I would touch on two really important points in Rae Carson’s keynote. The first point I want to touch on was her mention of continually […]

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Coming Back From The Dark Side

How do you come back from the truly dark stuff? This question has appeared a few times lately. One writer friend outright asked me how I handle returning to “normal” with the dark stuff. Someone else confessed to a NaNo […]

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Rewriting Perils

  I have a backlog of rough drafts that, if they are ever to see the light of day, need total overhauls. This means rewriting. You’ll maybe remember that I did that. At the time, the broken version had gone […]

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