Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Unexpected Presents

I owe someone a “thank you.”  Recently, as in this week, I received one of those cards in the mailbox telling me I had a package.  Until moving into the apartment, we would have had to go all the way … Continue reading

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Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 4

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
It’s time for our latest edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress: below are 10 outstanding stories from across WordPress, published over the past month. You can find Volumes 1, 2 and 3 here —…

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How to Intensify Conflict & Deepen Characters—The Wound

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Hmmm, what’s the story behind THIS? There are all kinds of arguments about which area of craft is the most important for creating great fiction. Plot? Character? Voice? Theme? My opinion. They’re all…

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Declutter Your Prose: Three More Phrases to Avoid

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
In the spring, we noted some examples of phrases that might be distracting or unnecessary in your prose. Since many of you found these suggestions helpful, here’s another round of phrases to avoid: 1. In today’s…

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