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Stuck on a Scene

You’ve been writing away when suddenly terror strikes. The dreaded scene you can’t get past. You procrastinate. You wash the dog, make brownies, tell the neighbor their tree is dropping […]

What is a waste of time?

I’ve been thinking how best to use my time…since I’m home all of the time. I recently sprained my elbow and my thumb while in the process of falling down […]

Writer Distractibility

I may have written about procrastination in a former post. Procrastinating is not the same as being distracted but they overlap. I don’t know what the cure is for procrastinating […]

Don’t Trick Your Audience

That’s a headline for a post that could be really long. Oops, adverb. I don’t have the Roundup loaded either. Maybe Monsanto does. So do you feel mislead or tricked […]

Never Use These Words

Practically. Almost. Just. Nearly. Kind of. Sort of. Essentially. Roughly. Your (my) characters are either going to DO something, or not DO something. If they are in mid-act of something, […]

No Man Buns

Just so you are aware, I hate man buns. (The hair concept, not the rear end concept). Either it’s samurai hair fashion gone wrong or long hair that is too […]

Character Fashion

I can see my character in my head. How her hair looks. What shoes she is wearing. But you can’t. So it’s up to me to create a very clear, […]