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Evolution of an Idea

Evolution of an Idea

Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes the origins are more than a little strange. I find the evolution of ideas fascinating – maybe because it often happens so quickly, so spontaneously that tracing it out becomes impossible. I was […]

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Writer’s Block Diagnosis: Comparisonitis

Writer’s Block Diagnosis: Comparisonitis

Let’s talk a bit about comparisonitis because I am feeling majorly crippled in the writing department right now. The last few times I’ve sat down at my computer to write, I get stuck. In my idealistic mind, January is a […]

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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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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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Anxiety Kills

Anxiety Kills

Anxiety kills my writing, but not writing causes anxiety. It’s a vicious, vicious cycle, and so damn hard to break from. On Sunday – a normal day off – I drove by my workplace and immediately felt panic spike, and […]

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Kindness: Remembering to Practice Self-Care

Kindness: Remembering to Practice Self-Care

Kindness often comes in the small things. Those small acts are so important, yet so easy to forget about when it comes to ourselves. The three of us have each expounded on this topic, and we come back to it […]

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