Tag Archives: what to write

Evolving as a writer

A while ago, I made a post about how I wrote in third person limited, because I couldn’t write in first person effectively.  I think I also at some point expressed a dislike for present tense stories.  But it just occurred … Continue reading

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Knowing you shouldn’t and doing it anyway

The problem with spending five hours on a train is that my mind wanders in weird directions.  I’ve had this story idea for a while.  (One of those that I should really write now before I get published and start to think … Continue reading

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On controversy and themes

You’re going to have to bear with me on this one, because I’m going to wander a bit… So, yesterday I received a rejection on one of my short stories and the comment I received on the story was, “If … Continue reading

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Stage makeup

This is one of those thoughts I haven’t quite worked out just yet.  I’m always looking at my writing and trying to figure out how I can improve it and what it is that my stories are missing that others … Continue reading

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Writing about non-standard relationships

This is me writing as a reader not a writer. One of the blogs I follow has a post up by the author discussing a certain level of frustration the author is experiencing with reviews of the author’s most recent book.  … Continue reading

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Fan fiction vs. inspiration

I’ll admit, I really don’t know enough about fan fiction to have a solid opinion on this, but it seems to me that there have been some very negative views taken of a few literary deals because they supposedly started … Continue reading

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Getting Started

My thoughts have started to turn to the next novel.  (Really I should’ve been working on the next novel for a few months now if I were religiously following the whole butt in chair school of thought, but between trying to … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read!

I’ve said it before, but it’s time to say it again.  If you want to be a writer, you need to read.  You need to read a lot.  And, once you know what type of writing you want to do, you … Continue reading

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Drawing on Personal Experience

(You’re going to have to bear with me on this one.  I’m working this out as I write it…) I love the T.V. show Chopped.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it (i.e., those of you with lives … Continue reading

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There is not one true way

(Side note: Whoever typed Xcalumkin into a search engine, I love you.  On a further digression – in college I was writing a paper about a Mayan hieroglyph that’s only found at that site and, for various life reasons, I … Continue reading

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