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Last Thursday, I had a fantastic, thoroughly painful massage. It was agonizing in all the best ways, and of course, this made me think of writing (yes, I know, I have a problem–I’m looking into the 12-step thing, but there … Continue reading

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Before I played it, you knew my hand… ~Nicki Minaj “Right Thru Me” Inspiration from music. We all get it, right? At least, all us music lovers do. We say, “Ooo, wouldn’t THAT make a great story? I could see … Continue reading

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So many writers struggle with dialogue, and yet it’s a vital part of “showing not telling” in a narrative. The trick is getting it to read as effortless as it should sound during a normal conversation. Luckily, there’s a super … Continue reading

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I love reading what others have to say about writing. I can get sidetracked from actual productivity for hours reading what others have to say about their own writing processes. Not sure what it is that attracts me so thoroughly. … Continue reading

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My partner just made a writerly observation about a James Patterson book she’s reading. She noticed that the POV character in Patterson’s books often describes other characters by which famous person that character looks like, rather than statistical height-color-type data. … Continue reading

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