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You Might Be a Writer If…

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain…

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Choosing a Genre—Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 7

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Understanding structure helps us write cleaner and faster. Whether we plan every detail ahead of time or just intuitively have the architecture in our head, structure makes the difference between a workable first…

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year…

(Reprinted and shared with permission from Writing-Word.com)   Coffee on the Deck by Moira Allen January 2, 2015: Look Both Ways Before Crossing (Off) the Year… Tradition has it that the month of January was named for the Roman god … Continue reading

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Why Are Certain Stories Timeless? What Scrooge Can Teach Us About Great Writing

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
One of my all-time favorite movies for the holidays is The Muppets Christmas Carol. I believe I’ve seen this movie a few hundred thousand times. I’ve worn out three VHS tapes and at least…

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The Story Of Flow

Once upon a time, I wrote a story called FLOW.    I wrote it for a particular editor, of a particular publisher, for a particular anthology.  My respect for this publication was (and still is) immense, and I had it in … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin Patch

Originally posted on Plant In The Sun:
One year, I decided to dedicate my vegetable garden to nothing but pumpkin plants.  Since my husband has a bit of a thing about pumpkins (Hubby’s Pumpkin Obsession), I had it in mind…

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Just Like A Friend

This morning I struggled through piles of clutter to find the alarm and shut it off.  I sat on the edge of my bed, the early light from the window spotlighting the top of my bedside dresser.  How had the … Continue reading

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