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Why don’t we all write our own versions of War and Peace?

If you’re a writer, you’ve heard this before: why don’t you write xyz? If you’re not a writer and you’ve said this to someone who is, then be advised, however kindly your query is received, it is a frustrating question.. … Continue reading

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Revolvers in 1867

It seems pistols in 1867 had no safety catches. Apparently, lots of guns still don’t. My source is the great and infallible internet, so it must be true. I’m writing about Reconstruction days when the Knights of the White Camellias … Continue reading

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Writing Description Readers Won’t Skip

You know how lots of times when you’re reading your eyes glaze over and you have no idea what the last paragraph was about? Odds are, the paragraph was descriptive. Either long-winded, or boring, or both. My last post was … Continue reading

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Favorite Bits From Other Writers

Now and then I jot down passages I especially like. Sometimes it’s a life-lesson sort of thing and sometimes it’s a description that catches me. Today I’m going to share some bits of description I admire. From Joanna Bourne’s The … Continue reading

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When the Creative Well Goes Dry

I feel like I’ve been in the desert, at the bottom of an empty well, in … well, you can supply your own metaphor if you’ve ever felt like your creativity has fled. Do not let mixing metaphors hold you … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY CRITIQUE PARTNERS THIS WEEK

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY CRITIQUE PARTNER THIS WEEK If you are a new writer and don’t have a critique partner yet, go get one!  Or two or three.  I haven’t done much with on-line critique partners whom I’ve never … Continue reading

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