Category Archives for Writing

Drama, Melodrama, Betrayal, Humiliation

Where is the line between drama and melodrama?  More specifically, can my characters be melodramatic without their actions and attitudes affecting the voice of my writing?  Can I write melodrama without melodrama?  Its a pair of interesting questions—ones I’m trying to suss out in my rewrite of Chapter Three. Of course there are some clues in […]

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About a Loser

Growth requires a process of change.  A seed is nothing but stored potential until the forces of water, earth and heat conspire to penetrate its hard shell and force a germination.  Through these external forces the germ has no choice but to swell, slowly devouring its kernel until it breaks through the tough exterior of […]

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A Place to Begin

There may be no greater struggle in the life of a writer than choosing the first words of something—anything!  How do you ensure you’re making the correct first impression?  The right words are immortal: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” or “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly […]

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