Tag Archives | story

Otherwhere: Good Stuff

I’ve been collecting goodies for you, a lot of which came in the last couple of days.  Also, please note my non-link related question at the end. Here goes: Writing Analyze your novel as if it were a dream. I could not live without the TK. On beating not-writing. How to organize your day. It […]

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Should You Write Every Day?

I was at a gathering of writers last night (Portlanders, we meet every last Monday of the month for Literary Libations, join us) and Angela Sanders, an accomplished mystery writer who is doing very well with her books (can you say number one on all Kindle sales?) was talking about her career. Angela talked about […]

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Two Aspects of Story Writing

Hilda? Here, for your consideration, two aspects of storytelling. 1. Parsing the story.  This is, of course, most often the purview of the rough draft, or shitty first draft, or discovery draft, or whatever you want to call it.  Hilda would do.  (I think I'll start giving my drafts names.  Why not?) Although it must […]

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Review: The Book of Jonas

This is a paid book review for the BlogHer book club, but the opinions expressed are mine and mine alone! Any book I read (and I try to read a lot, because that's what writers do) I read through the eyes of a writer.  Once you being writing, reading is a whole different experience, because […]

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There’s Power in Conflict

I volunteer with an organization called Step It Up, which connects high school students with experts in their chosen careers, and offers advice and support around jobs.  Over the last couple of months, I've done a couple of writing workshops for them, with a co-leader who is a teacher. The last two days we've been […]

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How Do You Become Heroic?

I have a friend who sets up mini-challenges for herself.  She's a pro at navigating through LA traffic to get somewhere on time when it looks impossible.  She not only zips from lane to lane and takes clever alternative routes, she projects thoughts to ease her journey. When she succeeds, as she usually does, it […]

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It is Always the Story

Yesterday, I wrote about watching the Winter Olympics and how Bode Miller winning gold inspired thoughts about stepping up to the plate.   Today the subject is story. My daughter and I were watching the men's ski cross races on Sunday night.  This is a relatively new sport, and, correct me if I'm wrong, but I […]

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Story

What's the difference between a novel and a story? A story is shorter. Funny joke.  I know, I know, don't quit my day job as a writer to to become a comedian, right?  The truth of the matter is, a short story is a lot shorter than a novel, and that makes all the difference.  […]

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