Using Pinterest to Improve Your Writing

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I’ll admit it.  I am a Pinterest addict, heading rapidly towards 10,000 pins.  I make some sort of Pinboard for every class I teach, and every project I plan – not to mention those I’ll probably never get around to.   While the most obvious thing for a writer to do with Pinterest is marketing, I like to use it as a tool in the planning stages of my novels...

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Outlining and Road Trips

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We went on a mini-road trip over the weekend, and that got me thinking about journeys, both real and literary. The weather the past week or so has been unseasonably warm and absolutely gorgeous...

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Character Development and Development as a Writer

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On Friday, we had a meeting with the new/returning  Work Study Employees for the kids/teen camps.  I asked them all to tell each other their majors.  When they’d gone around the room, one of them jokingly asked, “So what’s your major.”

“Life,” I said.  And it’s true...

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Physical Descriptions

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So I thought I’d kick this off with a few of my favorite things. Bicycling into the sunset, a really good chocolate cupcake, The Princess Bride. Let’s focus for a moment on that last one.

I’ve spent the morning putting together my PowerPoint for the character development session of the class I’m currently teaching, and I got to thinking about Buttercup and Wesley and Hum...

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