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Growing Pains–Meet "Critique Jerk" (Repost)

So you may think the jerk in your writing group serves no purpose, but he does. He is there to rub and rub and rub and rub on you….until you build a callous. Publishing is brutal, and the thicker our skin, the better the chances we survive and thrive

The Secret to Story Magic

Most of the time when I hear a new writer announce that his piece is “literary fiction,” that is a short-hand cue for me to expect no structure, lots of similes, metaphors, self-indulgent flashbacks and no overall conflict other than a main character’s really pretentious angst. Most of the time, it smacks of self-therapy thinly guised as a story

Writing a Novel–Plot or Character? Which Comes First?

So what book (movie) do you want to write? Write it down and REMEMBER IT. It is very easy to listen to feedback and edit, edit, edit and then lose the original story you wanted to write in the first place.

Just Do It

No one ever published half of a perfect book.

I Have a Secret…and I'm Not Going to Tell You!

  Hey peeps. I’m standing in for Kristen this week while she is busy with something called “life.”  So be gentle with me! I am merely a shadow of her great self!   Do you keep secrets? Things you don’t tell anyone else? You probably think that makes you a stand up guy (or gal!) …

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