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Do you repeat yourself? A Writer Wednesday exercise

On Unconscious Repetition in Your Writing Walter Shuler I’ve never felt particularly comfortable giving writing advice. Mostly that’s because while I’ve written all of my life, I’ve really only written in earnest and for the public recently. I guess that

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Writer Wednesday: that junk in your trunk is Steampunk @goblinWriter

Prelude Ramble by thea Sometimes you find someone on Twitter that a the most intriguing handle (@goblinwriter) (mine is the very boring @theaatkinson) , and then you discover they have mentioned you on their blog, and THEN you realize they

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Writer Wednesday exercise: Brainstorming ideas by Ava Jae

Prelude Ramble by thea I get asked it all the time; you do too, I imagine, if you’re a writer: “Where do you get your ideas?” I dread that one almost as much as I dread the question about what

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Writer Wednesday exercise is a #tease from The Other Life by @Ellenmeister

The writing exercise is based on a word today. That’s it. So simple. Basically, the writing prompt is TEASE. It can be based in any genre you like: erotica, YA, chicklit, it can even be a ramble about how your

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Writer Wednesday exercise is #humor #writing: Paris Hilton gets a Fairy

You may know that in April I spent some time writing flash fiction in different genres and posting them on blogs across the internet, and if you didn’t know that…where the heck were ya? (check the categories dropdown under blogstreak)

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Tag Wrestling and writing dialogue? #ww exercise for #writers

This week I thought I’d offer up the writing exercise to a guest to direct. I put the call out on twitter and one lone wolf called back: Dan Holloway, author of: The Company of Fellows. He offers us a

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Do your sex scenes sizzle or fall flat? @bethanyhalle @gpwriter #mywana

Writer Wednesday Exercise Sex scenes are tough. How hot is too hot? Just exactly what DO you call the necessary bits of anatomy? What if the writing just falls…limp? Finding the right balance between steamy and corny is my greatest

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#WW Exercise at GonzoInk: Pick a genre, any genre #amwriting @larryenright

Pick a genre, any genre. No cheating now. Literary dog Scifi juvenile delinquent Thriller holocost survivor Mystery soldier Crime 80 year old widow Humor wicked witch of the north Romance 11 year old at fat camp Chicklit serial killer Fantasy

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Writer Wednesday Exercise at GonzoInk plus winner of #ebook draw

It’s Writer Wednesday at GonzoInk and two other things are happening. I thought I’d combine the posts for economy.  First off: One of my posts two weeks ago was about my cover art for Secret Language of Crows. I asked

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Writer Wednesday Writing Exercise at GonzoInk #poetry

Once upon a time, I took a workshop from Harry Thurston who is described as Canada’s naturalist poet. He was impressive. I’m terrible at poetry; just ask any of my writer friends who  write it. I think I may have

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