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You guys read stories. You watch movies, see plays… What is a good example of an emotionally driven challenge in a story you liked? Reply and let me know. Could be a book or movie, whatever, but explain a little about the challenge and the character that undertook it, and why it stood out toContinue reading “What is an example of an emotionally driven challenge in a story?”
(Of course, that means the characters are on the boat, not me. I’m not sitting in a deck chair, rocking back and forth while I write.) Part of the fun of writing a book is taking the reader on an adventure, and part of the fun of the adventure is having the details be accurate. When youContinue reading “Writing A Scene On A Boat”
‘Is humour an important element is your stories? Do you ever laugh at something you’ve written?’ I am a very serious person. I have always been like that. My mother says I was a serious and self controlled baby. I rarely cried or gave her any trouble. I was what people call an “easy” baby.…
What does that phrase invoke to you? Fun? The colorful leaves of Fall? A horror story, where some scary person lures kids into the forest with the promises of a fun kiddie ride, then kills them? Thoughts?
I know you don’t come here for politics but this isn’t necessarily political. The news people know this, or should, but we don’t have national elections for president. We have 50 individual state elections, and each state gets to decide their rules for it. So why do they take national polls? It’s irrelevant. California hasContinue reading “The Scandal of National Polls.”
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I just wrote one of the best chapter I’ve ever written. And if I were to read it again right now, every ounce of passion and emotion and tension would be right there on the page. The problem is, all that stuff probably isn’t there. At least not the way I imagined it in myContinue reading “I just wrote one of the best chapter I’ve ever written.”