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Book Map

Wow! In preparation for a workshop I’m going to take on plotting, I’ve been working on what’s called a book map. This exercise maps a draft scene by scene in order to show how the plot moves, where characters exit … Continue reading

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Have Faith

“Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward.” “It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present … Continue reading

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Little Gifts

“Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over and whispers, ‘Grow, Grow.’” The Talmud Sometimes when you’re working on a project for a long time, you can lose sight of what you’re trying to accomplish. You can feel … Continue reading

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Open Door

“Effort doesn’t fully release its reward until a person refuses to quit.” Napoleon Hill Just recently, I decided to put the agent search for my YA novel on hold while I make changes based on feedback I’ve received. At first … Continue reading

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Off Track

Wow, this year the holiday season has really thrown me off my writing rhythm — and it’s not even over yet! Maybe that’s just an excuse and the real reason I’m having a hard time is that I’ve reached a … Continue reading

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