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Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

My post isn’t specifically concerned with writing today–in an obvious way, I suppose. Last night I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, reading the news, and an article caught my eye: Scientists have completed the first cloning of a primate. Since […]

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There is no one right way to write a story

There is no one right way to write a story

So, this post has been a long time in the making. I have been reaching and reaching for something that has been out of my reach for a long time. Why am I stuck? Why can’t I write, carefree, to […]

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Raise the Stakes: When the Stakes are Too High

Raise the Stakes: When the Stakes are Too High

“Raise the stakes for your characters.” “Raise the stakes for your plot.” You hear it a lot. Raise the stakes to keep your story moving forward. I follow it, to a point. But often my characters are entering a story […]

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When the Story Changes: the Bane of Writer-dom

When the Story Changes: the Bane of Writer-dom

How many of you writers have had conversations like this: Me: “My story changed again.” Wife: “Well, maybe the change will make it better?” Me: “It does! That’s why I can’t just ignore it.” Wife: “So that’s good.” Me: “But […]

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