The Hero’s Journey: A Measure of Success

The Hero’s Journey: A Measure of Success

Tonight’s workshop at Barnes & Noble, Summerlin was a measure of success. By the looks of our workshop attendees, I believe I can safely assume that it was by far, a great measure of success. Yes…you are correct. I am the dumpy-looking one in the background, next to Bill Guthrie. If you don’t know Bill […]

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The Hero’s Journey: Storytelling 101, the Big Day

The Hero’s Journey: Storytelling 101, the Big Day

The day is here. Our first night of a packed venue, our second Meetup at Barnes & Noble, Summerlin. We may not be on the schedule, but after tonight, I hope that our store managers will place us on the map as a regular occurrence at the store. We will be discussing the “Hero’s Journey“, […]

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Writer’s Workshops: A Way for Writers to Meet…IN PERSON

I checked how long it has been since I made my last post and was appalled. My last post was made on June 25th of last year. I stopped because the advice I was given was that my writing was not ready. When is your writing…”ready”? I can agonize over punctuation, grammar or content until […]

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The Personal Experiences of a Writer

I refuse to allow another week to transpire without publishing something of significance to this blog. I am still editing past blog posts, to ensure that they reflect a degree of professionalism. In the interim, I have decided to share short original written work ranging from 500 to 1500 words that deal with my personal experiences […]

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Creative Series Blog: July 2, 2017

Today’s Creative Series blog post will be available tomorrow. My apologies. A number of errors were discovered in many of the initial blogs. Rather than post submissions with errors, I am correcting all punctuation, grammar and style errors, so that they reflect a more professional site.

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Creative Series IV: Mastering Dialogue

Creative Series IV: Mastering Dialogue

There are no perfect words to bestow upon characters that we create.

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Creative Series IV: Populating Our Story with Characters

Creative Series IV: Populating Our Story with Characters

This part of our Creative Series will cover characters. Characters are a very important part of every good story. Characters are the primary colors of your plot. Without characters, a story can become a lifeless, dull, carcass of a plot which loses the reader’s interest. It is the writer’s job to create interesting characters to […]

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Creative Series IV: Meeting Your Muse

Creative Series IV: Meeting Your Muse

Today is the day that we meet our muse. What I will be doing from this point to the end of the series, is creating a storyline and finished product online. For the next few parts in our series, we will literally create a story from this blog, using all of the tools that we have covered.

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Creative Series IV: Planning, Outlining and Editing…A Second Set of Eyes

Creative Series IV: Planning, Outlining and Editing…A Second Set of Eyes

Welcome to the final leg of our journey as writers, authors, poets, scriptwriters, playwrights and authors.

It is time to begin planning what we are going to write.

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Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Dialogue is how we can allow our characters to breathe life into our story. It is important to allow our characters to “own” their part of the printed page. What do I mean by making this statement? What happens when we do not allow the voices and images that we have in our minds and […]

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