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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #30

Here's my weekly round-up of writing prompts from my Tumblr blog: #205 The fog wafted and drifted around buildings and through streets, masking and silencing everything in its path.  So it was a shock when it lifted and….. #206 Today is President’s Day in the United States, and lot of people (but not all) have the day […]

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The (Sometimes) Joy of Rewriting

Just in time for Mercury Retrograde, I am launching into the first big rewrite of my novel.  (More on Mercury Retrograde in a moment.) The background         A green door in Pezenas, France. It's a doorway to rewriting, get it? I started this particular novel last year in late September, and finished […]

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When to Write in Scene

Reading a manuscript yesterday, I was reminded that, while most writing teachers (myself included) insist advocate that students write in scene, there are also instances when you should not write in scene. Sometimes writers dramatize events that don't warrant a full scene.  And then the writing just seems flabby.  Not much is happening, but there's […]

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Friday Mini-Critique: Jessica Baverstock

And for the next victim person who has volunteered to have her work critiqued, welcome Jessica Baverstock.  You may remember Jessica from her wonderful guest post here a few weeks ago, or you may know her from reading her great blog, Creativity's Workshop, in which creativity herself speaks.  Jessica is a writer who recently moved […]

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