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Otherwhere: May 9th

I have a veritable cornucopia of links for you today, so let’s dive right in. Here goes: Writing Finish that novel already! (I know, it’s not that easy.) Writing historical fiction For the love of it Write great YA fiction How to become a ghostwriter Writing setting (a topic dear to my heart since I […]

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Inventive Writing Post Round-up #10

The latest in writing inspiration from my Tumblr blog.  Have at it, guys! #68  Close your eyes and imagine your childhood home.  Now put your main character in action in this home.  What happens?  Who does she see when she walks in?  What does she think of the place? #69  The most important thing that's […]

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Reviewing Your 2013 Writing Life

So, we've got two days until the new year, and I don't know about you, but I've been busy thinking about 2014.  I have so many writing goals I want to accomplish–novels and stories to get out in the world, and classes and products to offer here on the blog.  So this year I'm trying […]

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10 Takeaways from France

I flew home from Paris last Sunday, and as I write this, I'm still a bit jet lagged.  One of these days I'm sure I'll get back to a normal sleep schedule.  I now seem to rise at 4:30 every morning–at least it gives me time to write. But I'm not complaining.  Because travel–any kind […]

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The Art of Seeing

A writer is nothing without ideas. Ideas are so important to our craft that I do a whole class on them. Where do ideas come from? One place they come from is observation.  Which means the ability to see is vital to the writer. Here's the deal: we get wrapped up in our stuff really […]

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