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Why do characters… #1: Why do characters do stupid things?

We’ve all read those books. The ones where everything is going swimmingly and then somebody you’re supposed to care about does something so eye-wateringly dumb that your eyes hurt from rolling, and that sound you hear is your molars grinding … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Goodbye, White Rose

So all the tea cups have been washed and the crumbs gently whisked off the lace tablecloth. “Auld Lang Syne” has been sung, and the Christmas snow has fallen on the great house for one last time. Time to say … Continue reading

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Characters Without Flaw
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Writing is not for the faint of heart… or the lazy. I realize the public thinks of authors as desk jockeys who stare out their windows all day until a burst of genius has them rattling their keyboards. All right, … Continue reading

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Making Word(s) Count #1: Less is More … Sometimes.
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When less is more Over the years, as I’ve participated in writer’s workshops and mentored writers’ groups, I’ve encountered a number of literary habits that can keep a story from having the impact a writer so deeply desires it to … Continue reading

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