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Coursera: The Craft of Plot A2

The second lesson of the course is on structure. Brando Skyhorse (the instructor) promotes a 5 act structure called the ABDCE structure. A – Action (what draw the reader in, something physical the character is doing) B – Background (essential … Continue reading

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On being Definitely Not a Poet

I get this comment a lot, it’s all over the blogosphere – if you write, or blog, even the tiniest bit – you are a writer! Don’t deny it, if it’s a thing you do, then you’re the doer! To … Continue reading

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On writing your own wedding vows

So this thing happened where I got married a couple of weeks ago…and the only piece of writing I did in the last three months was my wedding vows. My now-husband and I decided to write our own wedding vows. Originally … Continue reading

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Sugar Highs and the Writing Process

Kim at Go Fox Yourself recently shared what she would do for a career (or in general) if money and time was no issue. I wrote a longish response*, where writing did not even cross my mind. In fact, when she … Continue reading

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A Flash Fiction Piece Pt II: Upon leaving her Armchair

I’ve been thinking about the character I developed for one of Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenges. Unnamed, yet to be gendered, only known as a Closer in a semi-dystopia who takes care of killing off the useless human trash, I … Continue reading

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Monday Sidebar has been cancelled this week due to writers block.

It’s almost September, and I’m still a line too late, a phrase too short to finish this letter. It’s three months from the start and I’m all out of ideas, emotional oil to fuel this story. The forecast isn’t good, … Continue reading

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Of all the days to have writers block, it needs to not be today! (not that I haven’t had it for the last two months, sorry) I miss messy cursive writing on scraps of stationery. Maybe I’ll take up magnetic … Continue reading

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