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

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

Breathe

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  Breathe. Just stop and pay attention to your breath. Sometimes I forget how to just be still. It was a huge part of my acting training to just be and allow. No strangle holds allowed on thoughts or moments. … Read More

What story are you NOT telling?

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What story are you NOT telling? What are you avoiding writing about? What part of the story have you not fleshed out? That section that needs to be written, but you just haven’t written it because…??? That is what you … Read More

Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist

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Writer’s block doesn’t exist. You can always write something. Writer’s block usually occurs when you are either not committed to or afraid of what you are writing. The fear can come from a multitude of places: fear of success, fear … Read More

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