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5 helpful things aspiring writers can learn from our dog, Charlie

Eight years ago we brought a chocolate lab into our home who answers to the name of Charlie and I find him to be a most interesting and delightful animal. 590 more words

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Alpha vs Beta

If you have a co-writer, you have a built-in Alpha reader / developmental editor BUT at one point, the two writers merge into something that needs other readers. 23 more words

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Thirteen Percent

Thirteen percent of readers were disappointed.

Thirteen percent of people who read and reviewed Femme on Goodreads didn’t like it.

Thirteen percent of readers thought it was okay, one reader even said they hated it. 49 more words

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The Black Lagoon

That’s what it feels like to a writer in the middle of a slump. It’s a black lagoon of misery, self-loathing, bewilderment and paranoia. It’s a place where all the creativity is sucked out, making it difficult to even want to think about the story let alone work on it. 532 more words

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Story Structure: Series In Ten Parts

Found this gem a while back and came across it again in my web travels. Even if you know the ‘formula’ this is a great reference. 15 more words

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