Monthly Archives: August 2010

So you want to be a writer

> so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it.unless it comes unasked out of yourheart and your mind and your mouthand your gut,don’t do it.if you have to sit for hoursstaring at your computer screenor hunched over yourtypewritersearching for words,don’t do it.if you’re

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CREATING MR. RIGHT

> OK, I finally have a story idea after brainstorming–and procrastinating.  Now I am officially in the character development phase of writing.  In “First Draft in 30 Days,” you are supposed to create character sketches for each of the main players in your story.  The protagonist, at least in my case, is often based on the writer–who the wrtier is, was,

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