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Everything Has A Purpose

 Dante and Luigi Have you ever been reading the book and you wondered why a particular character was in there? One of the most important things in writing is to make sure that each character has a purpose. You can’t just put characters in to fill space; they have to have a reason for being […]

The Perfect Hospital Water Fountain

Substance Abuse Addiction and substance abuse affect almost every family in the country. If you don’t have someone in your family afflicted, or a relative, chances are you know someone. Growing up I didn’t realize this. Back then it was the kind of thing that was kept hidden. That uncle who was so hilarious was […]

The Live Toad Approach to Time Management

How to Get Your Time Back Writers often struggle with time management, unsure how to manage the delicate balance between work, writing, social media, and family—so many things to do. And when there are so many things to do, there is something on the list that you really hate. But it’s not just writers who battle […]

Five Lies Your Character Can Tell

Lies, and How To Use Them One of the Ten Commandments is “thou shalt not lie,” but I’m not so sure that’s a good idea. Imagine me, or any guy, telling their wife— “Honey, you look terrible in that dress.” Not only will a comment like that cost you a smack in the face, it […]

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