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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

A friend suggested I purchase a book on character development.  I hurried to the Amazon web site and placed my order.  Now, I’m too busy reading and underlining to have time to write. Once I’m finished reading, I’ll have to … Continue reading

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WHEN IS THERE ENOUGH TENSION?

I’ve worked and worked on the chapter about my husband’s indecision regarding attending college and added as much tension as I dare.  I want to keep my writing as factual as possible but also make it interesting.  According to a … Continue reading

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TENSION

Well, I read a few pages the other evening at one of my reading groups.  They were from a chapter that I thought was pretty good.  In fact, I was almost ready to stamp the chapter, COMPLETE. Unfortunately, I’m back … Continue reading

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Reading Other Memoirs

One of the people in the Tuesday group suggested I start reading other memoirs to get some ideas.  I had already read Angela’s Ashes a number of years ago, but I don’t remember much about it.  I heard the Glass … Continue reading

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I Found A Group That Fits

I am truly enjoying the Tuesday night writing group.  It varies from two to ten participants each week.  They’re welcoming and supportive.  When they give advice, it’s usually right on track.  The nice part about their advice is that I … Continue reading

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Open Mic Night

Last Friday, I got really brave and read a few segments from my book at the open mic night at Writer’s and Books.  The comments I received were positive.  I guess they heard me over the knocking of my knees. … Continue reading

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Reworking

I took the advice of one member from the Tuesday night group and reworked my short story.  I tried to add more detail and emotion.  I now realize that I don’t put enough of these two ingredients into my writing … Continue reading

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