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What You Don’t Say Tells Another Story: The Power of Subtext in Writing

Facial expression, misdirection, avoidance, double meaning, body language, and quips, are some of the ways to use subtext. How fun for your readers when you let them take part in writing your story. Think about it. If you haven’t spelled … Continue reading

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What Walking Tells About You.

The walking gait of your ancestors frequently indicated their vocation or place in society. A townsman might demonstrate a quickness of step and there’s the gentleman’s swagger. Yet the sheepherder needs a lithe or nimble stride compared to the flatfooted … Continue reading

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Envy Describes Your Friendships

Last June, Psychology Today published an article about two types of envy. This link from their blog describes a not so pretty picture of two best friends dealing with envy. I rarely read magazines because I’m not interested in the … Continue reading

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Seven Ways . . . To Leave Your Loved Ones in The Cold

Seven Ways (or five or three) to Improve Your Character Studies, Seven Ways to Improve Your Plot Development, or Seven Ways to Make Your Manuscript a Best Seller: These type of articles seem to be a trend. After all, how … Continue reading

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KNEW

Keep a notebook. Notice little things. Extrapolate to larger world. Watch for opportunity. Did you ever laugh at a small bird chasing a huge bird?  Did it remind you of maybe a little Volkswagen Bug chasing a Mac truck?  Pretty … Continue reading

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