October 2008

unsafe at any speed

I don’t have much to complain about, but I wrote a letter of complaint to the Merrell shoe company a few weeks ago. If they had bothered to respond, I

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last word on revision

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. –Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is my hero for a lot of

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coffee time

I love the look of this coffee shop in the fall! Happy autumn! Today’s writing goal: Revise an entire chapter of my novel in a coffee shop.

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Donkey Hote

In the Michael Hauge lecture, he touched on two key types of secondary characters and several types of stories. My further notes: Other characters in your story: The nemesis. This

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wakey wakey

It’s worth getting up for! Please enjoy today’s sunrise. I’ll post more workshop notes after I’ve had my coffee.

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the hole in her soul

Note: The Michael Hauge workshop notes begin here and continue here and here. This is the 4th installment. Happy plotting! The INNER JOURNEY is the story told on another level.

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Take a break from the workshop.

Check it out! You can make a montage of images using Google: http://grant.robinson.name/projects/montage-a-google/ and a beautiful word cloud: http://wordle.net/ … you can see a sample here: http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/202050/planning_my_wedding%21 Thanks to Elizabeth for

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the outer journey

A plot can be divided into 3 acts, and narrowed down to 6 story stages. Stage 1 is the setup, the first 10% of a story (in a screenplay, the

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what I wake up to each day

(tiny photographic detour from the writing workshop notes) I didn’t even get out of bed to take this shot. I have the best view! Have a great writing day!

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visible desire

I’ve decided to post my notes from the Michael Hauge workshop. They are rough, undigested notes on the day, but I thought they might be of interest to the writers

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Mr. Inspiration

I just love this shot of Michael Hauge. With the light streaming down on him, he looks like Moses! This was taken in my yard this morning. Last Saturday, he

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