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Maneuvering Around Obstacles

Ways I Cope with Writer’s Block By Jeff Salter I don’t think I’ve ever done the stereotypical bit where I just stare at a blank page / screen for long periods and can’t come up with any words. [And I … Continue reading

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Writing Life BC and AD

This week, our resident hound posed this prompt: We’ve previously discussed how summers typically affect our writing schedules or outputs, but this summer of 2020 was unique in many ways. Tell us whether these unique factors affected your writing… and … Continue reading

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From Seeds to Blooms: Developing Characters

When I read a book, I like to get to know the characters, but when I think about the story later, I rarely remember what they looked like. I tend to focus more on how they handle the central problem. … Continue reading

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Into the Groove

Cue up Madonna!  I’m getting back into my writing groove.  This Sunday, I met up with our own Jillian Chantal for a write-in.  Now Jillian can tell you that my write-ins normally become gabfest.  Remember, I’m a social person.  But … Continue reading

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Unfinished Projects

                                                    Are You Done Yet?                                                             By Jeff Salter              I’m a champion of unfinished projects … and I admit that with considerable embarrassment.  They’ve covered a range from studies, reports, statistics, and correspondence … to assembling purchased items and … Continue reading

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To NaNo or Not to NaNo

                                            … That is the Question                                                           By Jeff Salter              Okay, I’ll start with two admissions: 1.  I’ve never participated in NaNoWriMo (and, below, I’ll explain why). 2.  If I had ever participated, I’m afraid I would have flunked … Continue reading

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                                                   … or Brain-Doldrums?                                                                By Jeff Salter              We’ve been in this group blog – my first experience, by the way – since Feb. 1st and every week we’ve had a theme of one kind or another.  All five … Continue reading

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