Tag Archives: story study

perfectly progressive: a rant about tense

A pet peeve of mine: seeing extra had’s and was’s peppering stories. Now, I’m not so arrogant as to think that throwing my opinion around on this topic will somehow change the internet, make these questions stop popping up on … Continue reading

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survival strategies: boardwalk empire edition

The women of Boardwalk Empire employ different survival strategies to keep themselves safe. It’s easy to dismiss Lucy and Gillian because they use their sexuality¬†and are upfront about that. It’s easy to loathe Gillian because of how she handles men. … Continue reading

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competition between women: boardwalk empire edition

I might perpetually be a bit late to the party, but this week we’ve been watching Boardwalk Empire. I have thoughts, of course. Season 1, Episode 4: Anastasia. There’s an unspoken competition going on between¬†two female characters. Spoilers will abound, … Continue reading

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new writerly stuff

I’ve been busy writing about writing and self-publishing for the library, and it just now occurred to me that I could share this fun stuff with you. Apparently, I’m really good at compiling information and listening to myself talk for … Continue reading

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prep your story

prep your story. Today on PeoWriMos, I talk about first plot points and how to not be afraid of them.

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candy bar scenes

candy bar scenes. on my writers’ group blog, I talk about Holly Lisle’s great writing advice.

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marco tempest: tedtalks

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