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Archive for September, 2010
by Holly Jennings • 5 comments
Is it really plot vs. character?
I once conceived of a character I became inexplicably attached to. She was a morose twenty-something named Marie who had a lackluster life, a husband who ignored her, and a bulldog named Professor. I...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
I don't need no stinking EDITOR!
Professional editing. A concept that may not even be considered by all beginning writers. It sounds a little invasive at first, having someone go through the entirety of your manuscript, cutting and s...
My juggling act has never been a very good one. So, I must say goodbye...
I’ve never been a good juggler. The circus is not waiting for my call. I can throw two things up in the air and catch them with ease, but when I try to add that troublesome third thing, well, my act j...
Readers should read the classics. Post complete with an alarming statistic. That's right... alarming. Click here to be alarmed.
42% of college graduates will never read another book. These are COLLEGE graduates, people. They’re not only through with antiquated, dusty novels like Moby Dick or Wuthering Heights- no, they’re no...
by Justin C. Key • 2 comments
I hope you can interpret my random thoughts.
A big part of writing is interpretation. We can all agree to that, I'm sure. If not for interpretation, English courses wouldn't exist, and not to mention entertainment message boards. But at what poi...
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