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Blog Posts by Z.L. Arkadie

Oh Now I Get It… The Intoxicated Writer Cliche…

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Jun,2012

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But it’s not a cliche…. So today, after I left the coffee shop, concluding a period of an “OK” writing day. There is no sun in Seattle today. Look, it’s true… no sun, too dreary to be too creative. At…

Out West…

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Jun,2012

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A blue sky evening, orange powdering the western horizon with a bright full moon not fully formed to the east and on top of all of that beauty, surrounded by the purple rock mountains…. And a seventy degree evening… And…

Outline Early and Often, Especially When…

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May,2012

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You’re one person, who has to write seven distinct voices… So what does an outline (a plot tool) has to do with voices? I’ll tell you! Here it goes: AT LEAST you need to know where the dang characters are…

Moods Like A Writer

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May,2012

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So they say writers are moody… and I don’t know if it’s true or if it’s because our profession is so mentally and emotionally demanding that we’re aware of what’s happening within…. And let me just say, today, SUCKS… Of…

The Next Confusing Step… Finding the Next Story and POV

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May,2012

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So… I don’t know about other writers but I hate this transitional period. This is the time where you’ve just completed a novel that you’ve spent MONTHS ┬áslaving over and now it’s done. And my mind has been thrashed; it…