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To All the Shoes I’ve Loved Before

To All the Shoes I’ve Loved Before

For once, this post is not about writing. It is not metaphorical, philosophical, or prescriptive. No, this post is just a story. A story about true love. The kind that lasts forever. It starts with a glance, ignites with a cautious touch. A furtive experimentation, followed by a gasp of excitement. “It fits!” Then, “Oh … Continue reading

On Writing: Taking Back the Action

On Writing: Taking Back the Action

  ***PSA: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***   Attention, writers of the world:   Please, for the love of all that is both holy and unholy. STOP. OUTSOURCING. YOUR ACTION. When you use supporting characters (or worse, extras) to advance too much of your plot, you water down the motives and dampen the effect. Like hiring a … Continue reading

Introducing…The Spring 2014 “NanoRedo” Showcase!

Dear Writer Friends, You may have noticed of late that my blog is slightly balding. This is not due to apathy, but is an unfortunate side-effect of my multi-career hubris and its accompanying workload. Also, I’m kind of missing the awesomeness and joy that was brought on by my last series, “When Writers Go Wrong.” Therefore, I … Continue reading