Talking Flash Fiction: Word Charts & A Post Swap

    TALKING FLASH FICTION  POST SWAP:   Speculative Fiction Author Christine Rains, author of the Totem Trilogy did a post swap with me.  She has also added 3 more books to this ongoing series at the link above.   TALKING FLASH FICTION   My post her site   What makes a good flash fiction piece? Her post my site.  Totem

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Eight Sites To Enhance Your Writing & Improve Your Craft

Writing comes easier to some than others, but there is always room for improvement and growth.   It takes more than just words on paper to tell a good story.  I like learning.  I have a passion for the subject of writing craft and art of storytelling.  My library collection is extensive, as well as my online resources, which grow

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IWSG Feb: Writing Flash Fiction With Impact

  I’ve decided to focus more on short story and flash fiction this year, while I continue working on my novel projects.   I have discovered that learning to write flash fiction and the short story has help me improve my scenes in my longer works. My fear is that my stories won’t be interesting enough, or they’ll confuse; sometimes

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Story Craft

“Luke Skywalker? I Thought He Was A Myth.” “You’re Han Solo?” “I Used To Be.” Last night, DEC 17th The Force Awakens Star Wars VII opened in theaters here in Florida.  I can say, I was there. It was awesome. I have been at every opening night of the Star Wars films 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, now 7 so far.

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It’s A Listing Blog Hop: Story Points & NaNoWritMo Prep

THE LISTING BLOG HOP-MY LISTS   STORY POINTS: BUILD YOUR STORY PREPARING TO WRITE: List in no particular order.   Create and Give Characters 3-Dimensional antagonist (shades of gray) Strong, reliable protagonist (emotionally sympathetic) Deep-seated desires (emotionally do or die) Clear Purposes (avoid the ambiguous) Cause & effect conflict = consequence No detail that does not move the story forward

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Right Brain vs Left Brain: Creativity & The Muse

DISCOVERING THE MUSE-CREATIVITY: Right Brain vs. Left Brain This post is a bit about my writing process and a lot about getting to know my Muse and Editor.  It is also about how my left brain is part of the problem, in that, left brain limps over right brain’s input in translation, sometimes taking the lazy route instead of working

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