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Plotting vs. Pantsing: A Writer’s Dilemma

We writers are an interesting group. We spout one-line mantras, like “Write what you know” and “Show, don’t tell.” (It makes us sound a bit like motivational speakers, or ad-men, or harmless members of a strange creative cult. Which I … Continue reading

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The Plot of My Current Novel Project

The Plot of My Current Novel Project

It’s a bit messy, and not all fleshed out, but it’s my plot. All mine. (If I sound like Daffy Duck at the sight of treasure, yes, it’s intentional.)

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Supporting Indie Authors, Part 1

So, it turns out that giving myself a little break from my 3-days-a-week blog schedule at The Chipper Muse has revitalized my creativity and passion. I just flashed on a great topic for a blog series on ways to help … Continue reading

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