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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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Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

I still struggle at making plans. I’ve become better over time because of my husband; he can be very German and needs plans. My family, on the other hand, prefers to play things by ear, which can lead to no […]

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My Struggle With Beta Readers

My Struggle With Beta Readers

One week ago, I put out a call for beta readers. And I received an overwhelming response. You see, I’ve put out calls and requests before, but rarely do I get more than a few positive replies. Once upon a […]

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Celebrate Success

Celebrate Success

Celebrate your success. The little things will keep you going when the going gets tougher. And we all know that it will get tougher. I feel like I’ve talked about creative hours non-stop, but it looks like I just mentioned […]

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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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Progress Report: Writing Again

Progress Report: Writing Again

So I’m writing again. Progress! This is an amazing, magical, wonderful thing. I don’t want to speak too soon, since this is only a fledgling improvement, but I will take what I can get. My frustration – at myself, at […]

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