Tag Archives: Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: Universal Detour

Writing is hard. I don’t care how fast you write, how much prep you do, there will always be roadblocks. Real life intervenes. Ideas dry up. Characters act up. The plot goes off the rails. You write yourself into a … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Dream Time

Australian Aboriginals, like Native Americans, have a special place for dreams. Down under, it’s called the Dreaming Time. Many native tribes here in the US refer to it as a vision quest. If writers are smart, will follow their examples. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Black Moment

“Black moment? What is this thing of which you write?” “I mean, like, dudette, you talkin’ about one of them black holes or something?” “No, no, y’all. She’s talking about when the lights go out–you know, like with a power … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal What’s What

The world is crazy. I get out of bed in the morning and it’s like my head explodes multiple times before I can even finish my first cup of coffee. Yesterday, it was an Amber Alert–a 10 year-old boy. His … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

There’s an old saw about 2020 hindsight. What does an old saw have to do with sayings that have been around so long they’re original usage is lost anyway? You’d have to go back to about 1595 and the weird … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Voices

I actually worry about this, more than occasionally. I also find myself “being” that voice where other writers are concerned because I’m impatient to get the next installment of their work. When I do, the guilt hits me because I … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Winks

So. Y’all know that I have a really weird writing process. I call myself a Puzzler (as opposed to a Plotter and/or a Pantser). I work a jigsaw puzzle by putting all the straight-edged pieces togethr to form the  framework. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Long and Short

Writing should be easy for writers, right? Yeah, about that. Writing is a process and all of us have our own way of connecting the dots, mapping the route, crossing the Ts. Some of us can sit down, stare at … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Click

This struck me for two reasons. Well, probably more, but two right off the top of my head. One, it’s a nice message to get and hang onto in dark times. Two, isn’t this the way a lot of romances … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Buttons

The world is pretty crazy. I cringe when I walk into a room with a TV tuned to the news. I can’t look at any of my social media feeds–which isn’t fair to the people I care about–but it’s self-preservation … Continue reading

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