The Danger of Unneeded or Redundant Scenes

Unneeded or redundant scenes are what I like to call “scenes that have no place in your manuscript”. You will find them in your manuscript, no matter what draft you are on. There’s always at least one ready to pop up. It’s your job to eliminate it as soon as you find it has no relevance (either character ...

Reviewing Old Works

I am finally back from my long hiatus . . . I had a close family member in constant hospitalization since January of this year, and she finally had her last surgery this afternoon. She's had two this year alone. I'm hoping she's okay now. Today I'm going to talk about a topic that has come ...

Writer’s Block–An Obstacle, or an Opportunity?

We have all suffered this excruciating process when we have written short stories, novels or even just a couple of pages. Perhaps a scene you are writing is not jiving, and it's not going as you want it to. Or maybe something else happens, and before you know it, you find yourself writing other scenes, ...

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