Every Moment is a Fresh Beginning

A new year brings with it the opportunity for a fresh beginning. As 2018 ended, so did my time serving on the Board of Directors for the Writers Guild of Texas, a local group encouraging, educating, and engaging regional writers scattered throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. While one chapter closes, the page turns and the […]

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NaNoWriMo 2018 Underway!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I decided to participate in the 2018 edition of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun, goal-oriented, community approach to creative writing. Writers often gather together in coffee shops, meeting halls, and other spots to work on their individual works in progress. The […]

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Wednesday Writers Pad | NaNoWriMo 2018

After much contemplation, I’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo 2018. I’m excited about being one of the thousands (millions?) writing their novel in November. The goal is to crank out 50K words between November 1 and November 30. That averages out to 1,667 words a day. Of course, 50,000 words doesn’t exactly a novel make […]

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Wrestling with Show v. Tell

We love stories. Sit in any critique group for longer than 10 minutes and you’ll hear the phrase “Show, Don’t Tell.”  While it is true that all stories mix and balance showing and telling, the best yarns that keep us turning the page show characters acting, feeling, and responding. It’s not that you never tell. […]

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