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Let ‘er Rip: The Archer’s Paradox and Writing

There’s a term in archery called Archer’s Paradox, which refers the effect produced by an arrow flexing as it leaves the bow. To my mind, it’s an expression that also aptly describes story as it is loosed from the author’s … Continue reading

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Blue Skies & Writing Weather

The autumn equinox arrives this week (Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on where you live), marking some of the most spectacular weather of the year. To my mind, the bluest skies of the year come with the first days of fall, … Continue reading

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Half-fast Writer

I am not a fast writer.  I continually read about writers (all far more successful than I) who can write a novel in 16 days, or a month, or even a week. I am in awe of their capabilities. Last … Continue reading

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Valentines Day: Is Your Inner Critic Your Main Squeeze?

Who loves ya, baby?  Why, it’s that little voice in my head which never seems to have any other place to be.  Writers call it their inner critic, and this last week, mine seems to have settled in for a … Continue reading

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