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Course Review – Character Development Intensive

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Over the years, I’ve taken multiple courses online from Gotham Writers at writingclasses.com. Most of their online courses are 6-10 weeks long and include weekly lessons to read and discuss with your classmates, exercises to complete on your own, homework with instructor feedback, and periodic peer reviews. While valuable, after taking four of them (Creative…

What happened to August?

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AKA: The life of a freelancing editor I had grand plans to blog regularly in August, and then several things happened that sort of interfered. Most of them are actually word-related so they’re worthy of sharing here, though as you can see from last week’s post, not much of it was reading-related. Sadly, not much…

Not Your Average Thesaurus

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Your plot can be amazing – full of twists and turns and brilliance – but if nobody cares about your characters, it doesn’t matter what happens to them. This is something I’ve been struggling with in my current WIP. My main male character is strongly defined but the female is not, for a number of…

Developing a Writing Habit

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One of those fundamental questions for a lot of people when it comes to an activity they love is “When did you consider yourself to be a…?”. Whether it’s a runner, photographer, dancer, designer or baker, there’s usually some milestone they can point to that signals really being that thing they set out to be.…

Book Haul 2014 (so far)

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I’ve been watching a lot of Booktuber videos (for those of you who aren’t familiar, this is an entire subculture on YouTube of vloggers dedicated primarily to sharing their thoughts on books and reading) and book hauls are popular. Most do a monthly video sharing the books they bought or received during the month, maybe…

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