Category: Writing How Tos

What If You Hate A Character?

    Can not liking one of your characters be stalling your story? I’d never really thought about that question until one of my students e-mailed me and said she felt it was the reason that her writing output was down. There’s no easy or right, yes or no, response. While I do think you…

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What’s in My Future?

  Yesterday, I woke up, thinking I’d forgotten to write a Thursday post. Then I relaxed, realizing it was Wednesday. However, I did wonder what I was going to write about this week. I had a few ideas but finally decided to share with you details about things I’m working on and things that are…

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Virtual Writing Retreat

    No guest blogger today so I thought I’d use this opportunity to tell you about the virtual writing retreat that starts June 2nd and runs through August 31st and taught by yours truly. It’s divided into three sections, you can take one, two or all three. I’m hoping as lots of actual writing…

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Story Sparklers

  No Tuesday guest blogger today and I didn’t have time to write a post so I thought the next best thing was another story sparkler. Here are a set of objects that need to be fitted into a short story. You can use one or if you’re brave enough, all of them. Have fun.…

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How to Fix a Sagging Middle

Do you often suffer from a sagging middle? I know that sounds like the beginning of an ad or sales pitch for some miracle weight loss or exercise cure but it’s a huge problem for authors. And no, not because we sit on our butts a lot. I’m talking about the story that starts perfectly…

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