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Are you a pantser or an outliner?

Are you a pantser or an outliner? This question seems to get asked whenever two or more writers come together. Implied in the phrasing is that it’s an either or proposition. And if you disagree, the other person is obviously wrong. Outliners are viewed as control freaks who sacrifice creative …

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Perspective & Creativity

Orson Scott Card tells us “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” Steven James once wrote, “Creativity isn’t seeing what no one else sees; it’s seeing what anyone else would …

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Hopping Right Along

My critique partner, Amelia Grimstad, writing at Keep Walking, tagged me in this Writing Process blog hop. Amelia’s determination to answer the call to write, no matter what, inspires me to keep going. What am I working on? At present, I am transitioning between projects. I’ve finished the second book …

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