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Archive for September, 2011
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
When world-building, don't look away for too long...
Sometimes it's hard to keep up progress on a novel. Time issues aside, we all come to a place in the narrative that's hard to get through, or we need a mental break from the current plot device we're...
by Nina Munteanu • 12 comments
In the over twenty years of writing I really hadn’t given much thought to writer’s block ... This is not to say that I never experienced it. I did; I just kept on writing.
I often get asked how and from where I draw my inspiration. How do I find my muse? And how do I keep it? What I’m really being asked is: how do I defeat “writer’s block”? The Journeying Muse Man...
by Dan Tricarico • 6 comments
I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.
A few weeks ago, I saw a blog post by Cheryl Richardson called “5 Ways Your Creative Flow Can Kick Butt.” If you’re interested in the 5 ways, Richardson’s post can be found here. Interesting premise,...
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
The naming of characters is a curious matter...it isn't just one of your holiday games!
Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But when you name a character, it’s almost as important as naming a baby. That poor being you’ve created is stuck for life with tha...
by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
Things that make a good writing group
1. You get along. The other day a man from New York told me that the people you can say 'eff you' to and still be cool with are your real friends. Hopefully your writing group hasn't reached that leve...
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