Essays, Guest Blog, Misc

Word Choice is the Incantation Behind the Magic by David Kent

Some very good advice about word choice in stories. A must read!

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What’s the difference between ordinary writing and extraordinary works?

Word choice.

That is not some editorial decree to run out and buy a new thesaurus (although if you don’t own J. I. Rodale’s Synonym Finder, you should go get it), there is a lot more to word choice than a simple book learned substitution of terms.

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Essays, Guest Blog, Misc, Stories

Nor’easter by Dyane Forde: A Short Story

Nor’easter by Dyane Forde. (Click to read the story)

Many thanks to Adrianna Joleigh and David Kent A Writer’s Gallery  for the chance to write something unique and out of my comfort zone: a story over 1000 words!

Nor’easter was difficult to write. Maintaining intensity, character arcs, smooth narration and the overarching meaning over so many words was a challenge. But so was looking at myself and the relationships of the people around me in order to find the tools I need to bring Leah, Matt and Dale to life.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story and will drop me a line or two to let me know what you think.

Enjoy the storm!

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