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When I Don’t Know What to Do

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Have you ever been in that place where you don’t know what to do? Sometimes it’s minor decision, such as which restaurant to go to or what to have for lunch. Other times, it’s a major decision. Should I take this job? Buy this house? Marry this person? Every day, …

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What Should I Write Today?

Many days, I have several projects calling for my attention. My novel simmers, waiting for me to stir the pot. My blog hovers, the due date pecking like a bird. A class needs to be prepared, notes and ideas for slides sprouting like dandelions. Short stories whisper their songs in …

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The Moral Dilemma

I’m often asked what makes a story great. We all have different definitions of greatness in fiction. But if you peel back the layers of the definitions, I think you’ll find emotion at the core. Something in the story grabs our heart and keeps us reading. Even in thrillers and …

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