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The mystery of suspense

I think they work together… Suspense and mystery. We try to find out who did what to whom and why, but within that, we need a swirl of possibilities and events to make that final scene all come together. Building … Continue reading

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A couple writing articles

I found two very cool links… writing advice from Steinbeck and Orwell… http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/6-writing-tips-from-john-steinbeck/254351/ http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/george-orwells-5-rules-for-effective-writing/

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My reason for outlining.

Up until last week, I hated outlines.  I never used them.  I never understood them.  And in their defense, I never tried to use them before. I always felt writing should be organic, free flowing, let the story come to … Continue reading

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Unwrite that…

As writers, how often do we consider the chance to unwrite something?  To take something away from our work, to hit that delete key, to go on and “kill things”?   In the first draft of writing, the necessary goal … Continue reading

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