Tag Archives: writing emotion

Also Known as Working

Writers are always working, even when they’re not sitting at the keyboard. Every experience is a writing experience. Earlier this year, we enjoyed a long weekend at Matagorda Bay, and now it’s a setting for my newest novella,¬†Ice Melts in … Continue reading

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Stop with the Tears!

I’m drowning in salt water. In¬†everything I’ve read these days, I’ve come across tears. Sad tears, happy tears, sentimental tears. Single tears, rivers of tears. Dampness, wetness. Welling, trailing, trickling down. Men, women, heroes, heroines, protagonists, antagonists — they all … Continue reading

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So, Maybe Not

Last week, Women’s Fiction Writers Association hosted Donald Maass, who taught a course on “Inner vs. Outer.” Basically, it was an advanced course on presenting your character’s emotions through an artful blend of both showing and telling. It was tough, … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pain

Their names are Billy and Jeana Churchill, and they’re on one of the Cancer Center of America commercials. CCA has several commercials featuring different people, one of which always tends to make me laugh as the man with cancer illustrates … Continue reading

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