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6 Ways To Experiment In Short Stories

Writing short stories is a great way to build and flex your writing muscles. The short format also allows for experimentation in ways that longer forms do not.

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First Drafts: 5 Things That are OK and 1 That’s Not

First drafts are notoriously messy things. That’s really okay but let’s look a little closer at some things about it that are okay, and one thing that is not.

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The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.

The old saying about the inmates running the asylum may be true in some instances where your characters have led you into places that make no sense and have nothing to do with the plot you sat down to write, but … they can also take you places you had not dared to go before and your writing ascends to a new level. Let the battle between plotters and pantsers continue. There is room for both in the wild and wacky world of writing.

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The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.