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There's a lecture series that goes up on YouTube (2020 Creative Writing Lectures BYU) and the most recent one was about short story writing. Now, anyone who knows me also knows I can't give a simple instruction without going over the limit. Truly. So I watched it (twice) and did the exercise. First, this is … Continue reading How To: Short Story
Mistakes happen. They do. Lots of people make them, and that's why they taste so sour. What did I do? Confession time, I fear. Well, I bent a trope and the rope in the trope has a knot in the end that belted me on the backside and left a blue bruise. What? Oh, okay, … Continue reading Bending Tropes
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Character, a Writerly Discussion: Lots of books deal with how to create characters, enhance a story with great characterisation, and other techniques – but ask this first: Why will a reader connect to this person? What’s special about them? Is it clear something needs to change? What is the journey they need to undertake to … Continue reading Who Is This Person?
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When I saw this, it brought to mind the little error in the last book ... a malapropism. What is a gator, and how can you slip it over your boots? By skinning it and using it as a gaiter! Did I change it in the story? Not yet. I could fix it in the … Continue reading The Right Word
Is it that date already? Now, I'm not the romantic type, not at all, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the effect of romantic gestures undertaken all the time, every day, by those who are and who do wonderful things to show the person they love how much they feel. Poetry, however, is something … Continue reading 14 Feb