The (Unreliable) Art of Dreaming Up Plots

- by Judy Griffith Gill

Last night I dreamed a complete plot! It was truly a fantastic story—had everything, piracy on the high seas, a custody battle in court, an attempted murder, lots of drama and simply magnificent dialogue that sparkled and advanced the plot in ways dialogue never has before. I even hurriedly made notes when I first woke […]

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The Forests of My Mind

- by Judy Griffith Gill

Cool forest paths in the British Columbia springtime, drizzle falling, dripping of our bangs, my sister and I followed our aunt Alice along trails known only to her-and possibly to deer. On these trails, we always walked lightly, she slightly in front, the two of us trailing just a foot or two behind. Then, with […]

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Important Writing Terms, continued

- by Judy Griffith Gill

Before we get started on the wind-up of this series, let me offer several words of advice: Do not try to make the big leap from Word 2000 to Word 2007 when you’re in the midsts of an International move. Do not promise to do anything, or schedule anything, at any time near tax date. […]

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A – Z Primer Of Important Writing Terms…(con’t. from last month)

- by Judy Griffith Gill

Narrative— This is when one of your People is telling the story. Actually, it’s you telling the story, but if you do it right, the reader thinks it’s one of your People, and that’s what it’s all about, tricking the reader into believing you’re not even there. If you are there, and they notice, it’s […]

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