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  1. I confess - I know when a sentence works or not because of a lifetime of reading, not because I'm an expert on gerunds, prepositional phrases, and dangling participles. But I'm always learning, and maybe this will help you, too. https://thewritepractice.com/dangling-participles/
  2. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/the-new-scrivener-3-0-should-you-upgrade/
  3. Cool! Let us know how it goes - I want to try this myself.
  4. That's not to say that there's no place for character arcs, merely that once you establish a character, you can pretty much set them free to be themselves. http://www.aleemartinez.com/arc-less/blog/08082011/
  5. If you've got yourself John Wayne, a character arc is superfluous. Just give him a hat and a horse and let him do his thing!
  6. From Deb Chester: https://debchester.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/the-rules-of-magic-i/
  7. https://thewritepractice.com/conflict-in-a-story/
  8. I love Jerry Seinfeld's work ethic and his commitment to being the greatest comedian he can be. (I frequently have his Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee show on Netflix playing on my second monitor while I"m working when I'm doing monkey-work, editing I can do which doesn't require a lot of concentration.) https://prowritingaid.com/art/614/What-We-Can-Learn-About-Writing-From-Jerry-Seinfeld-.aspx
  9. Orson Scott Card's two writing HOWTO books are both Hugo Award winners, and for good reason. https://prowritingaid.com/art/611/Writing-Characters-%26-Making-Decisions%3a--What-Kind-of-Story-Are-You-Telling-.aspx
  10. In his seminal book Creating Short Fiction, Science Fiction grandmaster Damon Knight wrote about his subconscious mind. He referred to it as 'Fred' and said if he ever had a thorny plot problem he would give it to Fred (think about it before going to sleep), then mentally set it aside and go to bed. He said the answer would invariably spring to mind in the morning. I like this idea of mindfully giving my brain creative things to chew on while I sleep. https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Short-Fiction-Classic-Writing/dp/0312150946/ref=sr_1_1
  11. How To Use Foreshadowing

    Our own K.M. Weiland wrote about foreshadowing, as well. https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-use-foreshadowing/
  12. How To Use Foreshadowing

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/67787/11-clever-moments-movie-foreshadowing-you-might-have-missed You can do the same thing in novels.
  13. Honestly, What Music?

    I'm right on the borderline between ENFP and INFP (which makes sense as I'm neither an Extrovert nor an Introvert but an Ambivert).

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