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On Obstacles

Every so often, things simply go wrong. It’s a fact of life. No matter how well prepared you are, sometimes things don’t go the way they were supposed to. The best laid plans of mice and men and all that. To illustrate and get into the idea behind the post, allow me to explain.  Last… Continue reading On Obstacles

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Coping With Writer’s Block

It happens to almost every creative out there. Block. Writer's Block is arguably the most famous and well known. It’s often presented as a lack of ideas but writer’s block can also take another form: lack of energy. You might have plenty of ideas, but no motivation to get them down. Regardless of how it… Continue reading Coping With Writer’s Block

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Rejecting Obstacles

Back in February, I mentioned that my father had had a stroke. Thankfully, despite the area of his brain that had been affected by said stroke, he's been discharged from acute therapy and is now home with my sister and I. Unfortunately, while he's been discharged he is still a long way from independence again… Continue reading Rejecting Obstacles

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Plot: Obstacles to Romance

An obstacle to romance can appear in many forms and makes this a versatile plot scenario. If you'd like, you can check out other plot scenarios here. A lover must overcome an obstacle with their beloved. When discussing the roles of this plot, it's pretty simple. You have at least two lovers and you have… Continue reading Plot: Obstacles to Romance

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Plot: Imprudence

We've all made some pretty imprudent choices in our lives but for writing (and getting characters into trouble), imprudence can be an incredibly versatile and useful tool. If you'd like to check out all of the plot scenarios, they can be found here. The judge makes an imprudent choice, thereby harming another. Imprudence is fairly… Continue reading Plot: Imprudence