Why Writing a Novel Feels Both Expansive and Claustrophobic

An interesting phenomenon takes place as you increase word count. Over the past year, I have been writing works of speculative fiction to several different lengths including short stories (under 7,000 words), serial episodes (about 10,000 words), novellas (about 30,000 words), and novels (70,000+ words). A Novel’s Unique Spatial Paradox I’ve found that with novels, […]

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8 Qualities of a Good Writing Group

I have tried being in a writing group a few times, and wrote them off, no pun intended. But apparently, I just hadn’t found a good fit! I know this after recently joining a writing group with real merit for me. Surprisingly, I noticed some of the things I thought mattered really didn’t and vice […]

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