For Writers

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  • Together, We are Unstoppable!

    Together, We are Unstoppable!

    We, as writers, have a large amount of influence in this world. We tell our stories and people of all ages have the opportunity to use them as guidelines.

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  • The Writer’s Journey

    The Writer’s Journey

    The Writer’s Journey As writers, we often utilize the Hero’s Journey to set up our stories, a technique that allows a reader to follow protagonists through their character arcs. But most people don’t realize it’s really a template for how we live our lives too. When we work on a writing project, no matter what…

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  • Take a Breath

    Take a Breath

    Take a breath. One thing I hear most from my students and clients is that they don’t have time to write. Or that they don’t have anything to say. Or that they stare at a blank page until, finally, they force words onto it. But is that really the prose we want to share with…

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  • Legacy Letters

    Legacy Letters

    Families are funny things. Sometimes, a family member can also be a best friend. But all too often, childhood competition and conflict break families apart. Even as adults, the ties of family – which we’re told should be the strongest – don’t survive. I’m one of five siblings. We weren’t close growing up but, over…

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  • The Art of Action

    The Art of Action

    Characters do more than just talk at each other. They move – with grace, in anger, to disguise emotion – and movement tells even more about them than their words. Understanding and using action to tell a story is both powerful and organic – a naturally evolving way to strong characterization. What is body language?…

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  • The Business of Writing

    The Business of Writing

    Lots of writers just write. The joy of creating a story, of dealing with those voices in your head, is amazing. And, if that’s all the farther it goes for a writer, there’s nothing wrong with that. But many writers take it to the next step and attempt to make a career of it. And,…

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