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Friday, July 17
Don’t Write, Bleed
I’ve been mulling over a pattern I’ve noticed: my work that has received the highest praise from readers is work in which I wrote about,...
Thursday, July 9
4 Tips For Finding Beta Readers Right For You
Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of finding beta readers, readers who are right for you. For the most part I’ve had w...
Thursday, July 2
Be Fearless: Make Your Characters Real
As I mentioned last week , I’ve been overly concerned with what others think about my work, letting it paralyze me at times. This week I...
Thursday, June 25
Write That Story! Don’t Let Fear Win
It’s said that, at the end of life, what haunts us ISN’T the things we did but the things we didn’t do. We can’t do everything in t...
Thursday, June 18
Getting Things Done: Reduce Your Stress Through Organization
Until recently I didn’t deal well with stress. Also, I wasn’t well-organized. (Stories, yes; life in general, no.) Then I read “ Getti...
Wednesday, June 10
Popular Writing Themes: The Secrets We Keep
Secret Keeping And Patricia Highsmith Last week I binged on Patricia Highsmith’s work. Specifically, “Strangers on a Train” and “T...
Friday, June 5
Writing And The Movies
Years ago I watched a reality TV show that chronicled Jamie Oliver’s (at times desperate) attempts to teach a group of unambitious youth t...
Wednesday, May 27
Getting Motivated To Write
Let’s talk about getting motivated to write. That’s something I’m having trouble with at present. That’s the bad news. The good news...
Friday, May 22
Video Games & Storytelling
After The Accident I needed to get my mind off my (extremely minor) physical maladies so I re-subscribed to World of Warcraft (WoW) afte...
Wednesday, May 20
Killing Your Darlings
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. — Stephen Kin...
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