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Story Ghosts from NaNoWriMo Past…

Photo from pixabay on pexels.com   This year’s NaNoWriMo novel is tucked safely to rest, but all is not quiet. It is noisy, raucous, rude, and rowdy with stories erupting, brawling, and pleading for me to choose them to work with next. The most pathetic and forlorn of the stories hover around the edges. Hanging… Continue reading Story Ghosts from NaNoWriMo Past…

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Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Putting the First Draft to Bed

Photo by Abby Kihano on pexels.com   You type THE END, save the document, get up and stretch, stumble away from your story. Your first draft is done. This aching, joyous mess of story is finally down on the page. There will be time now for researching, for rethinking relationships, working further on that strange character… Continue reading Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Putting the First Draft to Bed

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How to Thrive as a Writer: Bring a One-Line Story Summary to Parties

The holidays bring gatherings. If you go to a party, dinner, event, and anyone knows that you’re a writer, you can count on being asked what you’re working on right now. (That follows the guaranteed probing into whether you are published and where; be ready with an answer for that one.) If you’re working in… Continue reading How to Thrive as a Writer: Bring a One-Line Story Summary to Parties