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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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