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What is Your Story Really About?

So, you have this story: Boy meets girl, boy loves girl, girl loves boy, boy and girl are separated by circumstances, boy and girl try to be together anyway, all hell breaks loose, boy and girl overcome their challenges and … Continue reading

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Getting Caught Up

A good story can transport you into a different environment, a different body, a different mind, and a different life.  You get caught up in the characters and their world and the events that are shaping them both.  You become, … Continue reading

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Accuracy and Passion

I am writing my memoir of the early years with my three children of autism.  I’ve planned out and edited books that were driven by information.  This is very different.  It’s an interesting experience for my writing, because it’s much … Continue reading

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World Building and Milieu Development

In the worlds of speculative fiction, world building and milieu development are an essential part of the storytelling process.  Whenever you tell a story set in an environment drastically removed from the environment of your readers, you need to invest … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a story…

Once there was a little girl who loved stories.  She told herself stories in her head as she played alone outside her suburban home.  She told herself stories in her head as she gazed out the window during school.  She … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Chance to Make Your Story Known

I suck with names…at least, when it comes to remembering the names (and matching them to the faces) of real people.  Sorry, folks, but this includes remembering the names of my fellow writers.  Even the names of my most favorite … Continue reading

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Character + Conflict = Plot

It’s a simple, but powerful equation.  It’s a powerful equation because of its simplicity. Let’s say you want to tell a story about a wonderful (or terrible) world in which magic is real.  This is the common concept that unites … Continue reading

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