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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens Tonight, I’m conducting a writing workshop for the West Oahu Women Networking Group based on a previous workshop titled The Plot Thickens.  I’m positive I can’t cover everything I’ve learned in the last fourteen years of writing, but I would like to touch on plotting, especially goals, character’s motivation and how to…

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The Princess Bride Character Motivation

The Princess Bride has a little bit of everything.  Fencing.  Fighting.  Torture. Poison. True Love, etc. It also has Motivation, Goals and Conflict (especially conflict.) In my mind, Motivation is the most important of the three.  A man can have a goal of climbing Mt. Everest or landing a sailfish in the Caribbean, but until…

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How to find more time to write

How to you find more time to write? We are always looking for more time to write. How can we do it? I can’t say it any more eloquently than the Reader’s Digest: Make More Time for Your Writing I do like the fact that we can use our “I-don’t-want-to-write” time to be productive in…

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