Musings

The Wonder of Google & Other Research Options

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So I didn’t get any writing done this morning before work, largely because I was doing research.  Since I made the realization that I need to be profiling an assassin rather than a serial killer, I started doing some internet searches on the psychological profile of assassins.  Found some interesting stuff and have probably gotten […]

Books

Outdated Advice Revisited

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Every single writer out there has, at one time or another, been offered ye classic writing adage: Write what you know. I heard this at the ripe old age of 13 and thought how boring. At that age, I took a very literal interpretation of the advice (as many people do at all ages and […]

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Magic & Suspension of Disbelief

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Somebody somewhere along the way in my lifetime (maybe an English teacher–I no longer remember who), said that reading fiction (or watching it in the case of plays or movies or TV) is about suspending your disbelief and constituting some poetic faith. A good story, whatever its media or genre, pulls you in such that […]

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Tone

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Okay, so I promised a post on tone last week and other things came up to post instead, so I’m only just now getting to it. Now what prompted the idea for this post was dear hubby’s birthday last week, for which he received a copy of 300 on HD. Anyone who has not seen […]

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Write Like You Talk…Reprised

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For those of you just joining our program, please read the previous post at this blog, then hop on over to read Pot’s response. Done? Okay. I feel like I should clarify, as Pot has touched upon a more philosophical and long term aspect of the notion of writing like you talk. She talks about […]

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Write Like You Talk…

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My husband has recently decided to take it upon himself to turn a dream he had a while back into a novella (he thinks it’s too long for a short story, and he doesn’t have the attention span to write a novel). I’m not sure what’s prompted this new pursuit, but it’s a good story […]