31 Days of Halloween — Day 30, Synthetic Shadows

[E] Slay Belle31 Days of Halloween1 Comment

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Cassandra Panek of Synthetic Shadows is a suburban Philadelphia based photographer and artist. During the month of October, Panek has been producing a fantastically awesome Halloween-themed portrait series. She has shared some selections from her series, as well as some thoughts on her process, with Persephone Magazine. – Slay

[E] Slay Belle31 Days of Halloween — Day 30, Synthetic Shadows

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Who Are You People Anyway?

Bryn DonovanNaNoWriMo2 Comments

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On Monday, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story.

Bryn DonovanPrepping for NaNoWriMo: Who Are You People Anyway?

Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo

KarishmaNaNoWriMo2 Comments

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Saturday marks the beginning of NaNoWriMo, and it seems like a lot of ideas are in progress and about to be bravely crafted and thrust out into the world (whether your world means the secret between you and your laptop, a self published ebook or crowdsourcing ideas through Archive of Our Own).

KarishmaWriting Diversity into NaNoWriMo

Your Vet Probably Isn’t a Dog Trainer

Laura-CPets3 Comments

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When they’re feeling overwhelmed with a new puppy or they’re having a behavior problem with their dog, many people turn to their vet or the staff for advice. Sometimes they can be a great resource; unfortunately, being an expert in veterinary medicine doesn’t qualify someone to deal with training and behavior problems.

Laura-CYour Vet Probably Isn’t a Dog Trainer

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers

Bryn DonovanNaNoWriMo2 Comments

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In the excellent movie The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny play book editors at a New York publishing house. In one scene, they read over a formula for a best-seller, which has something to do with creating a really appealing character, putting him or her through hell, and having the person triumph in the end. The proto-hipster … Read More

Bryn DonovanPrepping for NaNoWriMo: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers