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Happy New Year: 2017 Goals

Happy New Year: 2017 Goals

A new year. A clean slate. I have one goal, one hope for 2017: to be better. I squeaked in under the wire for last year with a story submission, which meant that my number of submissions for 2016 beat […]

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Writerly Gift Ideas: Holidays 2016 Edition

Writerly Gift Ideas: Holidays 2016 Edition

Once again, we have reached that time of year when the majority of us scramble like mad for gift ideas. I’d like to share a few of my writerly gift ideas with you. Maybe you have a writer of your […]

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Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

I explore characters, settings, and plots through dialogue. Pure exposition bores me – gives me nothing dynamic to play with – so I use conversations. Dialogue seems like an easy way around the show-don’t-tell rule. My early stories used 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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Finding Your Muse: Ideas and Inspiration

A muse, to me, is something that inspires and facilitates your stories. Some people find their muse in a person and some find theirs in an object or place. You can certainly have more than one and they can also […]

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Writing Advice: Showing Up To The Page Is Not Enough

Writing Advice: Showing Up To The Page Is Not Enough

One common piece of writing advice is to first show up to the page. Sit down and write. But if you’re anything like me, that’s not enough. I always feel as though when I put pen to paper wonderful words […]

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