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Writing and the Five Senses

Say hello to guest blogger, Julie Lence who shows us the importance of making the most of the five senses… See. Smell. Hear. Taste. Touch. We all know the five senses, experience them in our everyday lives. But do you have them layered throughout your story? If so, do you have too many? Not enough? And…

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Don’t Tell Me, Show Me

  Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov   It’s a rookie mistake. I’ve made it…sometimes, I still fall back into bad habits. Many of my students do it.  Sadly, I’m seeing more published books riddled with this writing sin. The above quote sums it up perfectly. Writers should never…

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Writing For Balance

Today’s guest post is by a returning blogger, Meredith Bond, who shares with us how writing plays a role in mental health…   “What specific role does writing play in your emotional health?” That’s the question posed by Rachel Herron on the podcast the Writer’s Well on last week’s show (sorry, I don’t always listen…

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