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January 2017

This Past Month: January

And it suddenly occurred to me that I’ve only written one monthly wrap-up post so far because I started blogging late October and had an end of the year wrap-up in December. So…. Let’s wrap up this month of January. (a.k.a. a-bit-too-quick quick-start to the new year) (Pictures from Pinterest. To be totally honest, I was going to spam you with snowflakes, BUT THERE ARE NONE WHERE I AM URGHHH)  Writing Well… … To put it simply, that didn’t quite…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 3: Creating Your Plot

Welcome back to Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! Now that we’ve taken care of those beautiful characters of yours, let’s move on to the super exciting stuff: Plot. Let’s do this: (Pictures from Pinterest. Can we just ooh and ahh over this epic picture really quick?) Your Story So you have those great characters. At this point, some people ask why bother with a great plot if you have great characters? The question should be why not bother…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 2: Embodying Your Characters

Welcome back to my four-post series, Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! Today, I’m going to talk about embodying those lovely characters you created. So, without further ado, let’s get to it: (Pictures from Pinterest)  Be Your Character So last week, I gave the idea of “being” your character for a day to get the feel for them. This week, I’m going to talk about how important that is. Your main character, whomever you’re doing your POV (point of…

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Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 1: Meeting Your Characters

Welcome to the first part of my new four-post series: Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! I’m super excited to do this for the next month! As writers, we’re constantly growing and learning. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so far in this crazy journey called writing. So, let’s do this: (Pictures from Pinterest)  Say Hello  (warning: this is where you lose your right to be called ‘rational.’) Characters: the living, breathing heart and soul of…

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A Word For the Year

  Also known as: my 2017 goals. Also known as: this is an honest post of where I want my life to go this year. (Pictures from Pinterest) A Word For The Year First of all, what in the world is a “word for the year????” If you’ve never heard of one of these puppies before, it’s a word that you want your year to be about, something you want to pursue and focus on. Preferably, it should be abstract…

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