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Monthly Archives: May 2014
WIP: What I’m Googling
I thought it might be kind of fun to share my recent Google search history because, as a writer, I Google some random stuff. Here are 25 story-related things I’ve recently searched for (including some results for fun): Boulder, CO Flatirons … Continue reading
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I think it must be necessary for writers to bounce between overconfidence and self-loathing in regards to our work. If we didn’t have the confidence, we’d never put ourselves out there. If we didn’t have the loathing, we’d never improve.
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“The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. Remember that. You don’t write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid’s burnt socks lying on the road. You pick the smallest manageable part of the big thing, … Continue reading
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Guys, my sewing room was filled with piles of unfolded clothes for almost a year. I am not kidding (in my defense, I did get a ton of writing done). I finally cleaned it and went on a sewing binge. Yay! … Continue reading
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This has been around for a while, but it pretty much sums up how I feel lately. Happy Friday!
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Lately it seems I’ve read a lot of work (both published and unpublished) where people are taking bad guys too far. And when I say ‘bad guys’, I don’t only mean the antagonist. I mean all of them: antagonists, thugs, … Continue reading
Four Quick and Dirty Rules for Cleaner Prose
Here are some of the ways I’ve cleaned up my prose in the past year. 1) Trash all unnecessary dialogue tags. When we first start out, a lot of our dialogue passages look like this: “What are you doing?” she … Continue reading
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