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What’s in a name?

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway There is something to be said for those first moments of writing a new novel or short story, those moments when you simply let your fingers run free across the keyboard with no goal except to get… Continue reading What’s in a name?

Character Building · Fiction Writing · Vision Boards · Writer's tools · Writing · Writing challenge

Creating a vision board for your characters

Are you a visual person? Do you find yourself looking for pictures on Pintrest  of doppelgängers to the characters you are creating through words on the page? If so, creating a character vision board may be for you. Generic vision boards tend to focus on sending a message into the universe about your desires and dreams.… Continue reading Creating a vision board for your characters

confusing words · Editing · Fiction Writing · Novel Revision · Revision · Writing

Your lack of respect for commonly confused words, confuses me

Yesterday a had a conversation that went, in part, like this: ME: Your idea is good, and your protagonist is quite original and fun. One thing I would recommend is to research commonly confused words. HER: It doesn't matter. The reader will know what I mean. ME: But it does matter. If you want to… Continue reading Your lack of respect for commonly confused words, confuses me