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The Superstition of Productivity

Posted by Guest at Jan 6, 2015 11:47 pm in , , ,

We’ve all heard of celebrities and athletes who adhere to strange rituals prior to a performance or game. For example, one Yahoo article cites the pre-performance rituals of 15 rock stars. The practices range from Lorde’s habit of napping (under the same blanket) to  Rhianna’s group huddle/rally/pray to Lady Gaga’s act of dancing “topless backstage […]


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The Character Couch – Put YOUR Characters into Therapy

Posted by Guest at Jul 17, 2014 1:55 am in , , , , , , ,

In the action-packed movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are a husband and wife who don’t know each other are assassins. The movie opens with these two sitting in front of a therapist, squirming with discomfort; we guess this is as much from the possibility of having to bare their souls—something […]


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Make Your Characters Talk to You Again

Posted by Guest at Jul 7, 2014 1:39 am in , , , , ,

  Ever have one of those days? As writers, you know the kind. The ones where the “gel” of the story just won’t come together and our characters won’t “stand out” on the page? We all have, trust me, and I wanted to share a tip (a writing exercise, if you will) that helps your […]


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Care and Feeding of Your Muse during the Holidays by JC Hay

Posted by Guest at Nov 25, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , ,

Image: Melpomene, The Muse of Tragedy; Elizabeth Sirani November is drawing to a close, and writers all over are scribbling like mad to hit their word-counts for NaNoWriMobefore the month ends. Likewise, those with a wintery bent turn their thoughts to what can be accomplished in what remains of the year. With holidays for many, […]


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The Art of Self-Actualization by Tigris Eden

Posted by Guest at Jul 18, 2013 9:00 am in , , , , , , ,

Self-actualization, according to theorist Kurt Goldstein, is the motive to realize one’s full potential. It could be in your quest for knowledge, spiritual enlightenment expressing one’s creativity, or the desire to give to society. You don’t have to obtain all to reach this stage in your life. A self-actualizer is a person who is living […]

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PRO News at FF&P

Posted by Guest at Feb 16, 2013 9:00 am in , , , , , ,

Do you find yourself at a chapter meeting, conference or checking your email and recognizing names faces etc of people who were your peers but have made the jump to PAN? Do you feel envious, sad, depressed because that should be you? Well, you are not alone. What can you do about it? Well, the […]

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WORLD BUILDING with Donna Steele

Posted by Guest at Dec 14, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

Asked to write about craft? Me? I feel like a fraud, but I’m going to attempt it. Yes, I’ve been writing for decades, but not for anyone else to actually see, or heaven forbid, read! I wrote for myself for a long time. I created worlds and situations that appealed to me, the kind of […]


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Communing with your Muse by Billi Wagner

Posted by Guest at Sep 21, 2012 6:28 pm in , , , ,

            I consider myself a work at home Mom. Some people might say the lack of an outside job should give an author more time to write, not less, but they don’t live in the same chaotic environment as I do. I’m sure other writer mamas out there can relate. Job or no job, when […]

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