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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Spook

When this message from the Big U crossed my monitor, it hit me two ways. First, because I often struggle with my writing, I tend to focus these tidbits of wisdom on that. And this one definitely fits. I’ve talked … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

Sometimes, in writing, the hardest part is to decide which character should have the floor, so to speak. In other words, who is the POV (Point of View) character. A lot of publishers, editors, and readers like to be in … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Reasons

There’s not much I can do to change the world so I’m getting back to what I do–writing. And musing on the art and craft of writing. See, there is two parts to doing this job. First, writers need to … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Spin

I’m a cockeyed optimist. Most days, anyway. Lately? The world is so crazy and things really are spinning out of control. At any given moment, my head is exploding, I’m bouncing it off my desk, or I’m slapping my forehead … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Words

There’s a piece of advice that’s floated around the writing world for as long as I can remember, and since I’m older than dirt, that’s like…forever. Write what you know. Technically, that’s good advice. But that can also be a little … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words: So…

With today’s #1lineWed theme, it would have been easy to find a snippet to plug in here. Instead, I made myself write new words. So, ignore the typos and first draft stuffs because this totally is a first draft. So, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Not Exactly Human

So, I almost forgot to set up today’s blog. That’s what happens when being awake from 2:25 a.m. until now (which is approximately 5 p.m.–and did you know that a.m. stands for ante meridium and p.m. stands for post meridum?) Yes, my … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Outside the Box

Last week, I wrote a scene. It’s an important scene that sets up several plot threads. It’s meant to be both informative and evocative. There are several people involved and all of them have high stakes in what happens in … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Getting Physical

I commented to a friend yesterday about how writing is a physical activity–in it’s own way. Sitting at a computer day in and day out does take a physical toll on a body’s body. Neck. Shoulders. Back. Wrists. Hands. Even … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Goals

November is done. I came to the end of National Novel Writing Month with just over 50K words written in MOONSTRUCK MAFIA: BOSTON. My goal is to get finished by the end of the year so it can get edited, … Continue reading

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