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Mandy Wallace
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What stands in your way, writer? Writer’s block makes it tough to know sometimes. Is it just fear? Or is there some writing skill left to uncover before you can move your story forward? I love me some writing courses, in case it’s ever the latter 😉 That’s…
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This is part three of the MBTI for Writers Series. See the character creation worksheets and the 16 personality types (and how to use them to write complex characters) in the rest of the series. Before we get into character design using MBTI personality…
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This is part four of the MBTI for Writers Series. See the character creation worksheets and cheatsheets in the rest of the series. Let’s just jump right into choosing your character’s MBTI type, shall we? Here are three ways to know or choose yours. #1…
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Writing a book review is a great way to get your first publication credit or expand your publication portfolio. As a blogger, I’m always on the look out for shortcuts you can take from my writing experiences, pitfalls, and wins. So when I wrote a book…
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This writing question is from @NinaGPineda who asks: Hi Mandy! I see writers on these sites I want to post my writing on be carefree about punctuation or even plot and still manage to make the story interesting and get lots of reads. How do I get over the…
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So I’m working on this short story I started for some Glimmer Train contest or other. But it grew like a weed all unwieldy, and now it’s burst through its word count limit and its deadline. And I wish that was this story’s biggest problem. Its biggest…
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Admit it. Plotting a novel can be a bitch. You start down the path all plucky and excited to translate your beautiful novel onto the page, and what happens? Characters fall flat. Tension fizzles out. Scenes go nowhere. And climax ideas feel, well,…
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As much as we writers would love it, writing classes aren’t always accessible. Unless you’re talking about the massive open online course (MOOC for short) that the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop is offering right now. For free. Education in our…
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At first I thought the bang was just the roofers. They’d been up there for days, so their hammers and footsteps had faded into the background. But when a flash of light shot through the sky, I realized that noise was thunder. Better bring those boots in…
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