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Touchstones: Shifting Focus

Touchstones: Shifting Focus

My focus is gone. It fled sometime last week, so if you see it, please send it back! But thanks to certain touchstones, I’ve been able to get a lot done. The more tired or the more stressed I am, […]

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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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