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Don't wait for inspiration to write. If you show up first, inspiration will join you. It's your move.
At the opening of Odyssey, Homer appealed to his muse for the inspiration to tell his story. Shakespeare did the same thing in a number of his plays. Let’s face it, when it comes to art, inspiration is the queen on high.
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Why you SHOULDN'T use circumlocution in your stories.
Right now, I'm reading Tim O'Brien's Tomcat In Love, which, in a nutshell, is about a middle-aged linguistics professor in Minnesota who is trying to win his ex-wife back by sabotaging her new marriage. He's also quite possibly a crazy person...
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3 Lessons About Writing from Living in Paris
Paris has always been an inspiration for writers and artists. I've been here for a month, now, and I'm certainly not lacking in inspiration. However, you don't have to go to Paris to get the gift the city has to offer. Here's what I've learned about writing from living in Paris.
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Family Photo Writing Prompt
The people captured in the family photo couldn't know what would unfold five, 10, 20 years down the road! But you do, the writer who can craft a compelling storyline for one of these six characters-in-process!
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Breaking a leg in Paris
It’s been a very busy few weeks in Paris. Today, I rode my velib bike home from the Opéra past the Louvre and across the Seine. This is the Best Way to
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What is Developmental Editing and Why Should You Use It?
Have you ever built a house? Written a paper for debate club (or any class for that matter)? Prepared a presentation for a client or conference? Whatever the project, in order to transmit your ideas in a coherent and engaging manner, you need structure, you need emotional appeal, and you need a sense of narrative (yes, even houses tell stories!). Welcome to the world of the Developmental Editor.
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Thanks for posting! Something that I see a lot of authors (and myself at first) get confused about!
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Your characters must have flaws. But perhaps their flaws are actually their greatest strengths.
Last weekend I attended the Washington Romance Writers  annual retreat and, in addition to having a fulfilling and inspiring experience, I actually learned a thing or two.  One of my favorite presenters was Romantic Suspense author Robin Perini, who gave incredible talks on a variety topics.  Today, I’m going to share some of what I learned from her about character.
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Write for yourself. That's all.
As human beings, we have a deep desire to be accepted. We do things to appease others, to make ourselves look better, to not look stupid. What happens when we take that attitude into our writing? What happens when we deny our inner muse in order to make others happy? In my experience...bad things happen.
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What's the difference between a symbol and a motif?
Last week, I blitzed through Veronica Roth's Divergent in about a day. For as long as it was, it was a really quick read, which is good if I plan on seeing the movie in the next week or so.
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Want to win a new Kindle? In April, Story Cartel is giving away 5 Kindles and $470 in gift cards to readers and reviewers. Check it out:
Story Cartel is a community of readers and authors who are passionate about generosity. Authors generously give their books away for free to readers, and reader
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    Ghostwriter / Editor, 2010 - present
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Professional writer, editor, and ghostwriter. I write books in meadows at sunset. I also write about writing at thewritepractice.com.
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Drank tea in Wicklow, celebrated Shabat in Jerusalem, road bikes in Kenya, and drove across America to get my wife.
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  • Westmont College
    English Literature, 2004 - 2007
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