The Most Potent Little Gadget In Your Writer’s Toolbox
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by PJ Parrish
2d ago
Dear Readers: I am still in Italy and out of touch. Our Wifi here is almost non-existent! So I hope you don’t mind a re-post. This is one of my favorites. See you soon. — PJ Paragraphing is a way ..read more
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How Did I Get Here?
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by Sue Coletta
3d ago
With Memorial Day upon us, many folks will be on the road, listening to music or daydreaming while stuck in traffic. Nothing at all interesting about it. Though we want our stories to mimic real life, showing every moment or ..read more
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Some Scene Should be Hard to Write
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by James Scott Bell
4d ago
by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell I was happily writing along in my WIP, the next Romeo thriller, and things were going pretty much as planned. That’s a great phrase for an outliner…as planned preceded by pretty much. That gives me ..read more
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Coincidence Be Thy Name
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by Reavis Wortham
5d ago
One complaint I often hear about plots is that coincidences come too frequently, or they’re unbelievable. Coincidences in fiction makes readers mad, even though they might have actually happened. My example: Way back in 1982, my former wife and I ..read more
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Reader Friday-Memorial Day
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by Deb Gorman
6d ago
By Deb Gorman First observed as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868, Memorial Day is observed in every state on the last Monday in May. There is a plethora of information available regarding its origins and which state(s) claim to ..read more
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True Crime Thursday – Bud and Breakfast Fraud
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by Debbie Burke
1w ago
by Debbie Burke @burke_writer Recreational marijuana is now legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen more states permit it for medical use. As a result, dispensaries pop up like shrooms. Weed tourism inhales vacation dollars from millions ..read more
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Another Social Media Platform. Does it Stack Up?
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by Terry Odell
1w ago
Another Social Media Platform. Does it Stack Up? Terry Odell I’m hoping this post will initiate some feedback/discussion, because this writer wants to know. Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot about Substack. I know a few of the TKZ authors ..read more
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Food for Stories
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by Debbie Burke
1w ago
by Debbie Burke @burke_writer Food can lead to a bountiful banquet of stories. Not long ago, I enjoyed a week-long visit with an old friend to celebrate her 96th birthday. Josie is Greek and has a well-deserved reputation as a ..read more
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Are Smartphones Impairing Thrillers?
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by James Scott Bell
1w ago
by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell “I gave a smartphone to my dumb cousin. Now he’s average.” – JSB, channeling his inner Steven Wright Instead of my usual craft post, I’d like to open up a discussion. Here’s the question: How ..read more
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Reader Friday-The Funniest Story Ever Told
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by Deb Gorman
1w ago
By Deb Gorman My husband’s 30+ year career as an in-home electronics repairman yielded some amazingly funny stories. Like the one about the folks who kept a bathtub filled with water. Why? Well, it seems they had a horse whose ..read more
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