Know Thy Tropes

Let’s talk about tropes. We love them. We hate them. Whether the author sticks to them or subverts them, they are the foundation of every bestseller. Tropes are common (potentially cliche) plot or rhetorical devices in books or television. Examples include, but are not limited to, enemies to lovers, the chosen one, girl/boy next door, […]

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Writing Slumps Suck

Mondays. They hold the promise to have an excellent, refreshing, and motivating day. I thought I had all the cards aligned to have such a day. Alas, I was wrong. I had a “free day off” from work today, and it started off promising. I had a scheduled massage, ate a healthy breakfast, and went […]

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Let’s Talk About Journaling

When I was younger, my mom introduced me to writing in my diary, or what we call today journaling. It was a way to get my thoughts out on paper when I felt I couldn’t talk to anyone. I thoroughly enjoyed this because I could write anything and no one would ever see it. It […]

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Writing Prompts

Do you like to use writing prompts? Sometimes if I need quick inspiration or an idea, I’ll search 365 Creative Writing Prompts to get the juices flowing hopefully. More often than not, I am too overwhelmed with ideas and topics even to begin.  I came across a few that sort of sparked my interest: addict, […]

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