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Quotes on Plot by Writers EclecticEvelyn.com

6 Quotes on Plot from Writers

A plot twist is a literary technique, introducing a radical change in the direction or expected outcome of the plot in a work of fiction. When it happens near the end of a story, it is known as

How To Make Her Stop Yapping EclecticEvelyn.com

How to Make Her Stop Yapping

We now have neighbors above us who have a dog. Our dogs, Vinny and Chiquita have a real issue with this. Every time they hear the dog upstairs, they bark. Every time they hear the people upstairs, they bark. We live in an old building with beautiful original hardwood floors, plaster and lathe ceilings and …

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Salvation through Discipline

When you’re a writer the first thing you do in the morning is write even if it’s just one sentence or one word. You write. That is the discipline that I learned from participating in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I have wanted to be a writer as long as I can remember but …

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2015 a Year of Possibilities

2015 a year full of possibilities, blessings, and abundance. This is going to be a great year! Fifteen minute timed writing before dinner. Today has been a very productive day. We got the pantry cleaned out and all the tools sorted. We even got all the paper towels put away – an entire case. We …

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Never Lose Sight

I need to get me a little notebook to keep with me all the time to jot stuff down in or maybe there is a program or app.  There’s an app for that! There is something about having a little notebook and actually writing on a page that makes it seem more like a writer …

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NaNoWriMo Challenge Accepted

I just found out National Novel Writing Month exists and I have accepted the challenge.  This month will be a practice in self-discipline and writing.  I have to write over 1,600 words per day to reach the goal of 50,000 in a month.  Not sure if I will even get a novel out of this …

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