Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Can You Write Someone You’re Not?

As you may or may not know, the author of the Harry Potter series is a British woman named Joanne “J.K.” Rowling. The story I’ve heard regarding the use of initials instead of her given name lies with her publisher: … Continue reading

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You Don’t Actually Hate Writing

Whenever I’m asked to list my interests (which I feel happens more often than you’d think), “writing” always pops up, alongside reading, going to the beach, and eating cupcakes.  I’ve been listing writing as one of my interests for as … Continue reading

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Second Person POV: What The Heck Is It?

When it comes to choosing a point-of-view for a fiction story, most people show a preference for either first person or third person. First person point-of-view is when the narrator tells the story and is a character in a story. … Continue reading

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Counterpoint: Consider the Audience

I say it constantly: nothing is for everyone. While we as writers may hope and wish that everyone who reads our stories will be enamored, the reality is that we cannot write to please them all. Earlier this week my … Continue reading

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This Post Reeks of Fail (And That’s a Good Thing)

For all the joys that come from teaching, there are also more than a few frustrations. One of my greatest personal frustrations with teaching is the difference between the expectations I have of my students and the expectations they have … Continue reading

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That’s What She Said

The other day I was having a phone conversation with a student about dialogue tags. Dialogue tags are what you include on the end of lines of dialogue to indicate who is speaking. I was going through the different reasons … Continue reading

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Looking for Trouble

Earlier today I guest lectured in Chiara Ojeda’s Professional Communication and Presentation class. Entertainment and Music Business students take this class and were my audience for the storytelling lecture, which I present nearly every month to new groups of students. … Continue reading

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