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Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines

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No Feline guests today. Only cool bloggy winners!


Do you have a favorite writing blog you go to or get their newsletter? I really like K.M. Weiland. I also like to listen to her podcasts when I'm working out. I bought her outlining book too and have used it well!

I took ALL this content off of Write to Done. I read their blog too!


Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 – The Winners
We’re delighted to announce the winners of our 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Competition! It’s exciting to see such an array of excellent blogs for writers. Make sure you visit all the ten blogs to get to know the new top crop of writing blogs. How were the winners selected?Initial qualification: A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. If someone nominated more than one blog, only the first nomination was counted. Valid nominations needed to include the URL and give a reason why the nominated blog should be considered.Contest criteria: In order to be considered, a blog neede…

Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines

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Not much going on in this scene. Cat sleeping. What happened before this picture? He chased a robin; got teased by a couple of magpies; ate a hot dog.





Set the scene. Break your story into scenes. Have arcs in your scene.
How do I write a scene??
Here are eleven steps to writing a scene.



Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines

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The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. Remember that. You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying on the road. You pick the smallest manageable part of the big thing, and you work off the resonance. —Richard Price

Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines

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My sister-in-law gave us two kitties. She told us she thought they were females but they were so
young no one really knew. My twins, boy and girl, each got and named a cat.
My daughter named her cat Bella, after Twilight (we are not bashing that series or author here. My reluctant reader read all the books and I was proud of her). My son named his Crisco. Yes, after the shortening.
I took the cats to the vet to be "fixed" and found out they were indeed male cats. haha. The names were already stuck so we didn't change them. Until I accidentally ran over Bella. She walked with a limp for a few weeks but otherwise was fine. My husband renamed the cat Squish, for obvious reasons, and that name has stuck too.
Lately, we've started calling Bella Squish, Fat Cat, because he is! So many names, such a little creature.

Do you sometimes have problems coming up with a characters name? Nicknames? Or where they were born or work? Or how about their birthday, email address and pas…

Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines

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No cats today. So sorry. Just an awesome line from an awesome movie said by an awesome actor. Awesome (too much?).
Every time I watch Dead Poets Society I want to read poetry again and be my better self and not send my kids to a private school.