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So I Failed at NaNo and Other Updates

Hi, friends. Here I am again. It’s been a wild six months. Here’s a brief summary. Cole moved to his crib. He hit his 4 month sleep regression and now … Continue Reading →


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[Guest Post] Symbolism: The Placeholders and How to Use Them

Welcome author Jonathan Vars back to the blog! Jonathan Vars is a Christian fiction writer from New England, founder of the writing website voltampsreactive.com. His work in literary analysis of classic … Continue Reading →


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[Guest Post] Are YOU Cut Out to Be a Freelance Writer?

Today, please welcome Cassie Phillips to the blog! Cassie is a blogger for Secure Thoughts. She’s spent several years working as a freelance writer, so she’s very familiar with the … Continue Reading →


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Guest Post: How to Write an Unforgettable Closing Line

This morning, please welcome author Jonathan Vars to the blog! Jonathan Vars is a Christian fiction writer from New England, founder of the writing website voltampsreactive.com. His work in literary … Continue Reading →


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A New Podcast for Your Creative Self

I absolutely love podcasts. If you don’t, you should. These days, podcasts are essential to keep my creative fires from fading out under the weight of the rest of life. … Continue Reading →


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Introducing My Newest Reason to Procrastinate!

Hi everyone. It’s been a damn sight six months since I’ve made a true, honest-to-goodness update. Except for eulogizing my favorite-ever writer, Pat Conroy, back in March, of course. I … Continue Reading →


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A Eulogy for Pat Conroy, the Prince of Tides

Georgia-born literary novelist Pat Conroy died at his home last Friday, March 4, 2016. He was 70 years old. I’d nurtured the deeply personal dream of meeting him in person … Continue Reading →


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[Guest Post] 7 Tips for Creating an Antihero that Readers Would Love

This is a guest post from Stephanie Norman. Stephanie is from Sydney, and has been a contributing blogger and professional writer for 4 years already. She writes creative, and academic … Continue Reading →


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What Do You Do When Your Plot Changes Halfway Through?

Today’s oddly musical post title brought to you by the uniquely writerly combination of leftover taco fixins and hot coffee. I know; my life is glamorous. Are you a pantser? … Continue Reading →


The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. -Emily Dickinson

Motivation Monday: When Your Characters Are Ready for New Experiences, and You Aren’t

Before I began to participate in the literary blogosphere, I had no idea that characters in novels sometimes did things their authors didn’t allow, or even anticipate. 


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