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  • That's not an elementary question at all. Getting started isn't hard for me because wh...k in the voice of a child for a few pages. Something about shifting OUT of the mode I'm working in gets me intere...
  • Hello all - I'm Elizabeth. I'm a woman, writer, wife, mother, reader, runner, eater, t...inal, nothing really intended for publication. Just practice on scene setting, mode, dialogue, character dev, etc...
  • I definitely know what you mean when you say the world crea...a sticking point, that's when I'll go into research mode. I've found it useful to use...the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir as a rough model, and have each country claim...

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    Deborah Smith posted a message for Patricia Gligor
    Which article talks about real vs fictional settings? I am wondering about putting characters in a quazi real setting, like LA but not LA, much like how Lillian Jackso...
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    Hello Everyone! Stop by and check out my blog at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com. I have a new book subject I talk about each week. This week we’re discussing th...
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    Emily Fiocco posted a status
    Auditor by day, fiction writer by...other parts of the day. And sometimes night. I write fiction, often with a YA and fantasy bent. Writing about stories that come true and working to make real life mirror art.

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  • Yeeeees, thank you for sharing! You state things so clearly tha...id writer (which have been set to "panic and desperation mode" f...eyes water and boggle. You wonder if they never bought a "real" nonfiction book, never look...
  • This resonated with me completely, Cindy!  In order to "be a real writer," I had to qu...is month!) or whatever the latest request was.  Now that I'm in full promotion mode with my first novel, I've eve...
  • This is absolutely great randomness, if it is indeed. This...o lose touch with what is real is to be in survival mode - I could write a chapter aro...hat I have subconsciosly tumbled back into survival mode? I intend, I desire, I will -...