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Have You Asked: “What the Heck Happened to My Story?”

Twisty story endings are fun. But sometimes the story twist is on the author! I recently saw the movie “Arrival,” where the concepts of change and of time—and surprises– struck home. Arrival is a thoughtful movie, and as such I…
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Protagonist Murdered!

Caution: Villains Can Kill Your Story! Your main character may survive the bad guy’s beating, shooting and stabbing him. But your story can suffer–and die–if you don’t know how to pick the right antagonist and how to integrate him into your story….
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Writers: Is Your Window Open?

People often have specific experiences or unique perspectives they want to share with the world. Yet something holds them back. The fact is: People WANT to hear what you have to say. Writing your story, in your way, with your unique flavor, is the freshest breath of air you’ll ever experience. Open that window on your life and share!

Quit Writing to Stop Procrastinating! Huh?

Procrastination is a demon in any writer’s life. So why quit writing to avoid it? Here’s a 5-step “Quit” trick that will find you writing more productively. Procrastination comes in many guises, but here are two that I see often…
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