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Tips for Writers: Use an Irony Board

When creating a storyline, don’t just pull things out of the soiled ideas pile. Dig through it for something fresh. Inhale. Do they smell like something one of your characters would actually wear (think/do)? Good, but still not fresh enough. … Continue reading

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The Life of a Writer

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow     “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. As you get … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms

My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As … Continue reading

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