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Melanie Marttila
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SF/F author in progress. Creating worlds from whole cloth; dreamsinger, ink alchemist, and learning mutt.
SF/F author in progress. Creating worlds from whole cloth; dreamsinger, ink alchemist, and learning mutt.

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Disclaimer: I am not perfect and neither are my notes. If you notice anything that requires clarification or correction, please email me at melanie (dot) marttila (at) gmail (dot) com and I will fix things post-hasty. Panellists: Pat Cadigan, Gregory…

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I hope this batch of thoughty pops your mental corn (i.e. sets off a chain reaction that results in awesome creativity)! Why the Middle Ages are called the dark ages. Medievalists.net Dr. Dark Age begins a series on the “Dark Enlightenment” on Public…

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And here, for your edumacation, is Tipsday! K.M. Weiland presents most common writing mistakes, part 56: unfulfilled foreshadowing. Helping Writers Become Writers Later in the week, Kate explains why you should write a story with a plot. Jael McHenry…

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Using these simple brainstorming tricks, you can figure out how to troubleshoot a scene and turn it into one of the highlights of your entire manuscript. http://ow.ly/525n308HMCZ

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The problem with too many books is their authors don't realize what they're writing is a story without a plot. Learn how you can ace your plot every time! http://ow.ly/Y1Ie308HMiu

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Disclaimer: I am not perfect and neither are my notes. If you notice anything that requires clarification or correction, please email me at melanie (dot) marttila (at) gmail (dot) com and I will fix things post-hasty. Panellists: Dana Cameron, Jennie…

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Learn the three ways you can go wrong with unfulfilled foreshadowing, as well as five ways to avoid accidentally creating it in the first place. http://ow.ly/kkSf308FweW
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DIY MFA Radio Episode 133: Tell Meaningful Stories, with Sebastian Barry

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Just a little bit of thoughty this week. Frank T. McAndrew, PhD explains why our grief over a dog is so intense. Psychology Today Heather Plett: what it really means to hold space for someone. Uplift Pallab Ghosh reports on the discovery of our oldest…

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The Eight Most Common Reasons I Send a Rejection from Constance Renfrow http://buff.ly/2lgqOef
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