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March 2014

Trimming the Fat

You thought this post was going to be about editing, didn’t you?


It’s about something much more important. Continue Reading

Write Like Hell


How many times have you sat down to write and gotten instantly stuck? How many times have you been writing and hit a wall because you were nervous you weren’t taking the story in the right direction? How many times have you felt “blocked” “bogged down” or “frozen” during a writing session instead of free and flowing and moving ahead? Continue Reading

Fear Is Not Our Natural State

How do you know when fear is in the room with you? A racing heartbeat, constricted breathing, and shaky hands might be a few of the obvious signs. But what about subtle fear? The kind of fear that doesn’t show up to save you from something, but instead creeps in quietly to sabotage your plans? Continue Reading

Author Interview: Angela Ackerman

Emotion Thesaurus

March’s author interview is with Angela Ackerman, the author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression as well as The Positive Trait Thesaurus and its darker cousin, The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws. Both Kindle and paperback are available on Amazon. Continue Reading