Elements of Modern Storytelling–Characters

Writers think a lot about characters. We think about them in the abstract, and we think about those individuals who rent an apartment in our subconscious and start rummaging around, looking for utility hookups and how to arrange forwarding on their mail. Sometimes they are just visiting for a few months or years. Other times they move in and don’t check out until we do.

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Kindred Rites by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Kindred Rites A Tale of Wild Magic by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel “…we are all Death’s pupils, we practitioners—students of the great healer.” When magic broke free in my blood, I chose to follow our ancient family path and become a … Continue reading

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Don’t Bite the Basketball

My husband is a project manager, among many things. His favorite advice to me is “Don’t bite the basketball.” He tells me, “Break your do-list down into a comforting array of tasks prioritized by measures you get to choose based on what’s stressing you out right now. Because your mental strength right now has a lot to do with what task you can tackle.”

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