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Trigger Words? Really? Oh hell yeah!

Relax. I’m not going to talk about words which might have deleterious¬†effects on certain overly coddled¬†college students who hear them. (This is, generally speaking, a non-political website. I don’t care who you vote for as long as you have a … Continue reading

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Where Should A Story Start?

A story starts at the beginning, right? <cue uproarious laughter> Well, yeah, it should. The problem is, most neophyte novelists think they have to supply a dump truck load of information about their character and his or her situation before … Continue reading

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Countering the memoir’s kiss of death

When talking to my students (and clients) about their memoirs, I notice we all tend to avoid the 800-pound gorilla in the garret: boredom. Sadly, far too many of the memoirs being produced today suffer from this condition. They just … Continue reading

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