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Month: March 2019

Gears and Grease – Chapter 2

Gears and Grease – Chapter 2

“Matt, wake up.” Matthew pulled his head into the upright position. Dried saliva crusted along his mouth as a still wet string connected his lips to the door. “Matt, come on. We’re here.” Grace’s black hair flashed in his vision when she shoved her face in front of his. “We’re at Uncle Bart’s and Dad wants us to unload the stuff. Come on.” A breeze blew through the car when she opened the door. It ruffled his hair, some of…

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Pantsing or Planning: Which is Better?

Pantsing or Planning: Which is Better?

Pantsing or planning? Well, if you’ve been a part of the writing community, even for a few days, you’ve probably heard these terms. However, if you are unfamiliar with them, they are just different methods for going about plotting your story. It doesn’t matter the size of the story, both of these can be used. The question is which method is better? Well, the answer is…both. Planning With planning, the author plots out nearly every aspect of the story. From…

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Blast From the Past – Looking at Your Old Writing

Blast From the Past – Looking at Your Old Writing

Hey Everyone! I hope the month has been good to you all so far. Sheesh, we’re already halfway through March. Well, they do say that time flies when you’re having fun, but they also say that time goes faster when you’re older. If it has gone by fast for you, I hope it’s for the former reason. Anyhow, I’ve been doing some editing this week and let me tell you, I am not enjoying it. Mostly ’cause I keep daydreaming….

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Character Growth, Character Arc

Character Growth, Character Arc

               Inside of each person is a garden. When we are young this garden is ripe with the seeds of character, and through our lives some of these seeds grow and bloom. Some bloom into gorgeous flowers while others bloom into invasive weeds. Each of us, on our journey of life, make choices that decide whether we water our flowers or water our weeds, whether we pull out our flowers or pull out our weeds.                Our characters are no…

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March 2019

March 2019

Well, it’s March now. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing. I guess we’ll just have to see how it goes. I will tell you this though. St. Patrick’s Day is in March and that’s a big green day. Green just so happens to be my favorite color. There’s a cute story in that regarding grass and a stop light that I might tell you someday. Long story short, I like March…

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