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WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN THE LAST TWENTY-THREE YEARS, PART 3

To finish up this little series of posts that began here, I’ll let the 2017 revision of my 1994 horror short story “Piece Music” speak for itself . . .   Piece Music It was a hectic music from a dark and cramped … Continue reading

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NEXT EXERCISE: THE RANDOM PROMPT

Last August I made the promise that I would actually go off and do some of the writing exercises I’ve suggested here and in my online courses. I had a little success with some—wrote a maybe okay rough draft of … Continue reading

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SURPRISE VS. SUSPENSE VS. WRITING MONSTERS

It’s funny how sometimes these blog posts just pop up right in the moment. This morning, while working through this week’s session of my online Worldbuilding course, commenting on one of the students’ assignment describing a monster, I paraphrased an … Continue reading

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BODY PARTS DON’T DO STUFF, PEOPLE DO

Lately I’ve been seeing more sentences like this: Bronwyn’s fist punched Galen in the eye. I might call this “passive,” but I’m not sure that’s technically correct, so can we just call it “bad writing”? This goes back again to … Continue reading

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“NOW GO HOME AND WRITE!”

I spent last weekend in Hollywood, California, attending the Writers Digest Conference West as a speaker, and as always when I go to this sort of event, an enthusiastic participant as well. Anyone who knows me knows I hate to … Continue reading

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