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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Character Arc

One of the first things a fiction writer needs to understand is the journey a character makes from the beginning of his or her story to the end. We here in the trenches call that the character arc. Interesting stories … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Pantser

Once upon a time, there were Plotters and Pantsers. The two peoples maintained a civil discourse but neither side truly understood the other. Then one day, in true Romeo and Juliet tradition, a Pantser and a Plotter sat down over … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Weather

Maybe it’s because I grew up in Oklahoma, or worked Search and Rescue, or…maybe I’m just a little odd, but I’ve always been attuned to the weather. *shrug* For whatever reason, I pay attention to it and don’t really understand … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Adversity

So, after my failed imitation of a coordinated person this week, when this message from the Universe dropped into my inbox, I decided the Universe had me in its sights. 😆 But enough of real life. Let’s apply this to … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Hearts and Minds

I’m a romance writer. At the heart of each of my stories is a man and a woman who fall in love and entwine their lives together. When thinking through a book’s plot, I’m all about the action. Action is … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

I have mentioned that I believe the Universe is secretly a writer, yes? Yeah, that opinion hasn’t changed. 😆 As a writer, POV is something I have to be very conscious of. I normally write in 3rd POV Past (or … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts – Universal Worldbuilding Part 2

Today’s musing comes on the heels of last weeks post. You can see it HERE if you missed it, or need a refresher. Today’s message from the Universe tends to sum up my thoughts about writing romance. I have to … Continue reading

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