Writing tips: Love and Hate

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Here we are it’s  Valentine’s Day. Are you writing about love? Aren’t we all?   There needs to be passion and love, and even hate in a good story. But you don’t need to live in the hate.  Actors are … Read More

10 Tips on How to Write a Cancer Patient

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Here are some tips on how to write a cancer patient without bugging those of us who actually were/are one!   After you have been a cancer patient you realize how they are inaccurately described in fiction and in film/tv. … Read More

It’s NaNoWriMo: Are you at 25,000 words?

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I am not at 25,000 words. I am at 16,195 but not all of those have been written during NaNoWriMo.  This month I am working  a major rewrite, by which I mean, it is 70% new content and 30% old. … Read More

The Promise of a New Character

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A few months ago I created a new character out of nothing.   I was gearing up to teach my facebook live during my character challenge. When I was teaching full time I always did the exercises I assigned along … Read More

National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month.   It happens every November. Are you in or out? I am not officially doing it this year due to this, one time only never to be repeated(I hope), math class! But I am going to keep … Read More

Commitment

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I make plans. I decide to be committed to my writing and my dreams and my health and then the first thing that comes along to demand my time fractures my attention to detail. I am a mom and a … Read More

Creating Conflict: Fiction

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Creating conflict in fiction, author Karen Shepard puts it so clearly, “Conflict is all about equally formidable forces trying to occupy the same space.” I love it when someone puts a concept in a nutshell. This is all it is … Read More

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