Category: Writers

Feb 14

Bad Boys–Watcha Gonna Do

What is it about bad boys? Those loveable scamps who are utterly irredeemable but still attract us because their badness is so much more interesting than the good guy’s goodness. You can count on the hero to do the right thing because he’s the hero. You can count on the bad boy to be bad. …

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Feb 10

Normal Becomes Paranormal

Paranormal romance ideas can spark from many places and ignite into something wondrous. You as the writer can light that flame of imagination and let it grow into a wildfire. From the simplest things like a key or even a pen, ideas can flourish from ordinary into something amazing. An example of an everyday item …

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Feb 06

A Possibility

“It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” — Nicholas Sparks I’ve always enjoyed the written word and wrote short stories and poetry while in elementary school. In middle school, I wrote for the school paper. My goal was to write for the high school paper. Unfortunately, I became the high school advertising …

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Feb 03

Crafting: Making the Invisible Visible

We all have our favorite authors. They’re ones whose storytelling draws us in. Their characters’ voices speak inside our heads as old friends or familiar voices that send chills through our body. Some authors have a writing style so distinctive that when a passage is read out of context, we can identify them. A sampling …

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Feb 01

Editor’s Log: A Beginning…

Editor’s Log 02012014 Every beginning starts somewhere. In the case of the Deadwood Writers’ Voices, it was September of 2002 at a Barnes & Noble in Northville, MI. The founder, Dave led the group until April of 2004. At that time, the group was known as the writer’s group that met at Barnes & Noble …

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