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The DOP Thread

I’m not making this up, and to the best of my knowledge I am reasonably sane; still, take what follows with a grain of salt. In my blog not so long ago, I mentioned that immediately before departing for a vacation, I misplaced my car ...

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What was your catalyst?

Not to try and steal Glass House’s thunder or anything but I really want to know just how all of you came to the conclusion to be writers? I know for myself it started early (I was seven years old when I first started writing.) ever s...

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How do I explain why none of the 24 “chosen ones” in my story out themselves to the public?

So, a change in the plot of my story has given me a bit of a problem. You see, I have 24 characters in my story (well, 24 are stated to exist, but we only see about 10 at first) who, at the same time everyone in the world suddenly became ab...

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I have themes coming out my ears, but what is the plot?

My feeling here would be to forget about themes. Themes emerge as the story develops. Sometimes you don’t know what your theme is until the story is done. A theme usually results from whatever your thoughts or beliefs might be about s...

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Fictitious 51st state.

ZoomerWriter said: ↑ I wanna have my novels and short stories be linked being set in a shared universe. The way I wanna do this is having a fictional state in the U.S. How what would be the best way to go about doing this? I’m consi...

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Waldo the Incubus Synopsis

This all sounds ridiculous, which is great. But I’d amp up the ridiculousness of it by developing a couple of your ideas. Instead of “making ice cream (which is now illegal)” give us something like, “making ice cream...

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My Dumb Progress Journal

Everyone has his or her way of working. I share mine. Don’t know if it helps or not, but let’s try. I do big part of structural work first. It has:– Character papers. Those are 6-7 pages long and concentrate to motivation ...

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Calling any artists / graphics enthusiasts?

You’ve probably noticed that in every voting thread I say the winning story will be featured in the WF annual ezine and, well, that’s never happened. I did try to get it off the ground but didn’t get a response from Daniel...

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Writing about crimes in memoir?

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