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Freewriting vs. Outlining

Organic or Structured? The ongoing debate of writing methods – or should I say planning methods – can be a never-ending one. Many writers feel like the magic is lost if they know where they’re going. Others feel like they’ll never get to the end if they don’t have a [...]

The Elusive Muse

Where do ideas for stories come from? For me, it’s a combination of everything I see, my experiences, and things I’m interested in. Is that vague enough for you? Honestly, my best ideas are born out the things I feel most passionate about. My mixed-genre (fiction and poetry) work, “Loss [...]