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December 2014

Why I Never Got an MFA

Growing up, I loved writing and books. Storytelling in any form was one of my great passions. So when I got to college I was super excited to take creative writing classes.

But my first creative writing class was far more disappointing than I expected. Continue Reading

Each Writer Has a Unique GPS: Are You Using Yours?

During a recent coaching call one of my clients asked me if it’s important to have each scene meet a specific goal that contributes to the overall story. He said he was a bit worried, because sometimes he felt he “just needed to talk on the page” and so he didn’t start every scene with a preconceived goal in mind.

He wanted to know: Do writers need to outline their goals before they even start writing? Continue Reading