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- 03/28/12--19:32: Is ‘finger exercises’ metaphor a stretch?
- 04/24/12--19:57: Writing presents an endless series of gambles
- 07/12/12--19:03: Battling genre bias with the magic of an open mind
- 11/22/12--05:00: I should be thankful, but…
- 05/09/13--04:50: When it comes to dialogue, don’t trust the word on the street
- 08/08/13--10:38: The two sides to every story
- 10/31/13--05:53: Something scary for Halloween: my poetry
- 04/14/15--10:10: The Good, The Bad, and The Ungrammatical
- 06/05/18--06:00: The secret beauty of bad ideas
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On a very basic level, the creation of a story can be divided into two parts: concept and composition. Without a command of both sides, a writer is bound to fall short of greatness. Continue reading
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Despite having written between one and two million words to date, only a handful of them were spent in pursuit of poetry. And whenever I did venture from the comfort zone of fiction, it was typically because a teacher assigned it. Continue reading
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Giving grammar short shrift is a surefire way to get shot down. Continue reading
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Writers never kill their darlings. We just lock them away…in a dungeon…indefinitely… Continue reading