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James Scott Bell's "Write your novel from the middle"

The premise is that we can find at the center of a novel’s manuscript a scene that defines what the story is all about. And within that scene there is often a particular moment that brings theme, plot, and character into focus, sometimes as bright and faceted as a diamond.   213 more words

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

What do you want to be when you grow up? The annoying question that came long before the current “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” or “Did you find a job yet?” But unlike my recent answers, the initial, at times invasive, question was always greeted by a new answer, a new phase. 481 more words

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Is Your Copyright Notice Undermining Your Use Of A Pen Name?

I’m going to admit, the following post may seem trivial to some. For me, however, it’s about a (small?) issue that can have an important impact depending upon an author’s mindset. 610 more words


The Mysterious case of Referrals

I was contemplating to put my own two cents about referrals out there for a while, but because everyone has opinion about everything nowadays I was kinda hesitant for a long time. 1,516 more words

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Day Fifty-Five: Another Bit Of Poetry

The Writers Freedom

Have you ever had so many thoughts run circles inside your mind,

to the point where you feel as though to everything else you’ve gone blind? 109 more words

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Watching the Oscars tonight?

Take Our PollTo get in the mood for Oscar viewing, I thought I’d pull out my little ode to a Gwyneth Paltrow film that I actually enjoyed. 47 more words

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Writer's Corner: Setting

by Rita Haney

The Best Place for a Setting

Every good story needs a setting to match, and typically the best and easiest place to put a setting is at the beginning of a chapter or scene change. 530 more words