Tag Archive: Arts

Letting Go of What I Can’t Control

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The first week of the month we do confessions around here. (We are the Parking Lot Confessional, after all.) Here’s what’s on my mind… I’m taking a ceramics class this semester and really… Continue reading

What Makes Me Put A Book Down

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As I thought about our topic this week (3 things that make me throw a book across the room), I realized there’s only one thing that makes me do this. Shock. The only… Continue reading

Why Hearing Voices Is A Good Thing

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One of the trickier aspects of writing, in my opinion, is locking down character voice. For some characters, voice comes naturally. For others, it takes work–and sometimes a lot of bad writing–to nail… Continue reading

Most Important: Ignore The Rules

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by Beth Bernobich When a new writer joins a workshop, they often run smack into a wall of ruls. No head-hopping! Kill all adverbs! Third person only! Usually, the ones spouting those rules… Continue reading

An Honest Look at Being Published

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by Anthony Huso When Amy asked me to guest at PLC, the first thing I did was go to the site and read how the group started.  What I found was an earnest… Continue reading

Creativity: Does it just come to you, or do you have to go after it with a club?

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by Rowena Cory Daniels In Mark McGuinness’s post on What Makes a Creative Person? he says the idea that a creative person is special is a myth. And he comes up with three… Continue reading

B.I.C. And also, B.O.C.

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This strange thing has been happening to me lately. I plant my butt in the chair and I write. And the writing goes well. And when I’m done writing, I close up shop… Continue reading

Three Thoughts for the Creative Journey

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The PLC is on break this week so we can enjoy the holidays. We’ll be back with new posts next week. In the meantime, here’s one of my favorites from earlier this year.… Continue reading

3 Things to Toast from 2010

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This week we’re reflecting on 2010 and how it impacted us as writers. You know how when you’re playing Batman on Wii, and you step into the green goo, you lose all of… Continue reading

My Writing Line

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by Lori Stephens When I was in graduate school, and my creative writing professor suggested something called “writing circles,” I started scribbling the names of the most talented students before the prof had… Continue reading

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