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Plot Practice

Let’s take a woman, a librarian. She’s single and has a couple of cats. But instead of pets, the cats are really information gatherers for a secret society of librarians, of which our main character is a member, who are trying to gather the most comprehensive cache of knowledge ever compiled in the history of

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Research

Most writers that I’ve talked to say they enjoy doing research. I have a love-hate relationship with research. I hate doing it, but I love learning from it. I always feel like research is a waste of the time I should be using to write. Not to mention the infinite number of possibilities for distractions

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Bouncing Back

After the semi-epic trashing of the first 46 pages of my latest novel, I’ve tried to bounce back. This morning I typed chapter 2 and this evening I typed chapter 3. I’m way happier with the story this time around. I have no idea if I can catch up and meet my deadline in August.

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Geting Tossed on the Ground

Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Unless there is a great deal of foam or a bounce house involved anyway. After a few years in my self defense class, it doesn’t bother me much anymore. And our floors are hard. The carpet and the concrete underneath have, through blood, sweat, tears and the occasional flooding, bonded

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