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Before and after snapshots illustrating change in a character

I made great progress on my book yesterday. I realized what was not working in the story. Well, one of the things that is not working. My main character does not change. The Craft I’ve been reading Save the Cat! Read more…


Why be a writer?

For the Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Writing this past week, I looked at marketing. Kind of. It’s a funny place to start learning about the craft of writing, but last Tuesday I read this amazing article: “BECAUSE AWESOME.” It spoke to me Read more…


The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Writing

I’ve been able to write a couple thousand words this week. Completed the introduction and the first scene of the book, and made major headway into the second scene, which involves wrestling, falling in love, and failed ambitions. I’m also Read more…


Language of the Night

Reading a fabulous book by Ursula K. Le Guin: The Language of the Night. Got it at the library, of course. I don’t agree with all of Le Guin’s views, but she is a fantastic writer, and seeing her perspective on writing is Read more…


Secret stories and science fiction

I’ve been writing since 6th grade. My little sister called my writings my “secret stories because I wouldn’t let anyone read them. And, yes, I still am keeping them secret, but I’m working up the courage to show the world. Read more…