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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Magic

I’ve said this before. To be a writer, to tell stories, to write music or paint pictures or create anything, you have to have an imagination. And using your imagination is like working magic. I’m in the middle of edits … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Implications

Every morning brings something new and oftimes crazy. Because that’s the world right now. In betwseen scratching my head and it exploding, I manage to get through the day by writing. This message from the Universe showed up not long … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Hearts

Sometimes, I don’t even know the question until the Universe pops up and answers it for me. Today’s missive is totally on point. As a fiction author, there are things only I can see–or hear, or taste or feel–until I … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Make Believe

The Universe has been keyed into my psyche of late. Well, my writer’s psyche, anyway. It seems that I’m getting a message every day or so with insignts into this whole gig. Writing is a process. Everyone who does this … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Story Time

I occasionally appear on writers’ panels. Or I used to before the universal shut-down, and you’ll note that’s with a small “u” so I’m talking in broad terms rather than referring specifically to the Universe. Anyway, writers on panels often … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Fiction

I almost feel like I should post the photo I normally use for Wednsday Words since I fell asleep at the keyboard yesterday and posted my usual Universe pic for Wednesday Words. I corrected it after I was up, moving, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Angst

When plotting and writing a story–especially romance, there has to be conflict. External conflict. Internal conflict. Hopefully a mostly 50-50 split of the two. External conflict is easy. Those are things that happen mostly outside the Protaganists’ control, stuff that … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Changes

Those of us who write fiction most often live in our heads. We have worlds in the there, populated with place and people and critters and…well…lots of things. Quite often, we transpose our own experiences onto those of our characters. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Thinking of Everything

A few days ago, a friend said something that made me think of a song–“The Rainbow Connection.” There’s a version sung by Willie Nelson that’s used as the soundtrack for a commercial currently playing. I forget the product being advertised … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Editing

This messge from the Universe dropped into my inbox and I was like…See!?! This!!! I KNEW The Universe was in publishing. LOL This is what every writer I know goes thorugh. Doesn’t matter if we are plotters or pantsers, plantsers … Continue reading

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