Cats are loving, dogs are hateful

December 13, 2018
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In What the [] is a Megalania? The Idea Journal, I discussed gathering ideas for stories. I’ve also talked about the process Terry Brooks uses for sitting with ideas. What happens when I put these ideas to use? The world splits open. Time and space become one. Up is down,

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Writing is Mine, My Precious

December 10, 2018
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When was the last time you completely changed your life? If you have, I bet you experienced a large amount of pessimism from the people around you. When I quit my job in 2009, I had no idea what to do next. The weight on my shoulders was gone. I

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10 Blogs and counting

December 8, 2018
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Wow! Ten blogs and going strong. This is exciting. I’m learning a lot about my non-fiction skillset. What have I done? I opened up Scrivener on Sunday, Oct 21. My goal? To write at least two months worth of blog entries, preferably more, so that I could automate them for

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A thinker, planner, & plotter

December 6, 2018
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During my time reading 52 books, I read Sometimes the Magic Works – Lessons From A Writing Life (SMW) by Terry Brooks. If you’re unfamiliar with Terry Brooks, he has a fabulous series called The Shannara Series. It’s like a Lord of the Rings story with fantasy creatures and epic

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What gives me the right to write?

December 3, 2018
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Last time, I talked about starting a reading goal and how I started the idea during a counseling session. One thing readers may not understand is that counselors aren’t there to just help you work with your mental health issues. They are there to help bounce ideas around and get

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