Writing Wednesday: Knowing What Works for Me
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Writing Wednesday: Knowing What Works for Me

As I’ve been studying recently, I’ve found a lot of ideas to think about and look for in my own stories, but I  haven’t found anyone else’s method that I can duplicate. I find myself taking those alien methods apart and cobbling bits and pieces into my revision process, and that hopefully makes my finished stories better. Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Living for Now and the Future During These Worst of Times
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Meandering Monday about Living for Now and the Future During These Worst of Times

The world seems to be in utter turmoil to many of us. The Russian invasion of Ukraine. The disaster in Afghanistan and the coddling of Iran’s zealots suggests terrorism on the rise. A doddering man who is incapable of leading the free world. Two years of stopping the spread. Lockdowns. Shut downs. Masks. Vaccines. Soaring … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: On Being Open to New Approaches
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Writing Wednesday: On Being Open to New Approaches

I’m a PANTSER (a discovery writer for those of you who are uninitiated); the words pour out, and I make adjustments after the draft comes out. Despite the fact that most aptitude and personality tests (such as Strengthsfinder) say I’m highly analytical, I seem to have a block when it comes to applying analysis to my writing. I can FEEL whether something works, but it’s difficult (to say the least) to apply other people’s rules to my stories. Continue reading