Category Archives: That Writing Thing

Character History: Research and Organizational Tips

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A writer discovers characters by inspiration or by accident. Their stories are so incredible or inspirational they must be shared. The blessing of imagination allows characters to share their personal histories with the writer who becomes the ghostwriter. As a writer of historical fiction, my research requires discovering descriptions, timelines, and eye-witness accounts of real-life men, women, and children. Thankfully,

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About My Drabble

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There is a niche for readers who like quick reads and for writers who love creating shorter than normal stories. A blog called, The Drabble, offers the challenge of writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry of 100 words or less. Give it a try. My story was inspired by a co-worker in Branson Mo. who was a cave diver. One day

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Self-doubt: An Authors Worst Enemy

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  Authors are plagued with self-doubt and worry over silly things. Harper Lee, for one, threw her whole manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird out her NYC window while editing. Fortunately, her publisher made her retrieve and finish the book. See, Fling Manuscript From the Window. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, Rose, stated in a diary entry the she doubted her mother’s manuscript

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