Monthly Archives: October 2011

Clarity in Goal Setting

Recently, I was blessed with an opportunity to reassess my goals with new clarity.  Instead of starting strictly with I wanted to do (and feeling the pressure of what needs to be written), I started with my own strengths.  What … Continue reading

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Review: Botanical Exercises for Curious Girls

Botanical Exercises for Curious Girls is a short story written by Kali Wallace.  This story was published in the March/April edition of Fantasy & ScienceFiction. This is a fascinating story about a creature created in an artificial environment that has … Continue reading

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Painting Your Novel Scene By Scene – Outlining: Stage 7

While novels are (usually) made of chapters, stories are (usually) made of scenes.  There are artsy exceptions, but for the most part your story is going to be told by scenes.  Sometimes chapters have multiple scenes, and sometimes a single … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Social Media, Reconnecting, and Asking for Help

The last two weeks have been rather crazy: another broken vehicle, a “new” member of our household, a week of the flu.  So, it was even crazier than usual.  Unfortunately, my busy life has disconnected me from many friends and … Continue reading

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