Story Weaving

Writing a story is akin to weaving a quilt that provides maximum comfort to your audience. Each idea, a cotton boll, is picked and placed in a basket. The cotton is spun into thread. Thousands of threads are then woven into sheets: large collections of coherent ideas to be cut into bits. After arranging the bits, you […]

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Creativity, a Sponge

I’ve come to realize, creativity behaves like a sponge. In between uses, while I’m immersed in beautiful literature, the sponge becomes saturated. It drips. Yearns to be squeezed. Then, I get writing, squeezing every last drop until the sponge is a desert. Through its face, what starts to build, are chasms. Creativity temporarily dried, I […]

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How do you Plot?

A question for writers: How do you plot? Please share your tricks and methods to keep everything organized! I’m trying to devise an approach for myself. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.   Cheers, Thomas J. Benedict   Note: Wow, has some great answers to writing questions.

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New to Writing

  Near the end of my science degree, I discovered the genre Fantasy. It was amazing. I found the language, concepts, and deep meanings (themes) very appealing. And, I was sick of science research. Why? Long story. What I find ironic is, as a science student in research, I gained exposure to writing. Of course, […]

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