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Melissa Walshe My experience with writer's block is that it tends to reflect a lack of preparation on my part. Certain parts of the story just have flow, and when…moreMy experience with writer's block is that it tends to reflect a lack of preparation on my part. Certain parts of the story just have flow, and when I'm working on those pieces, it can feel like I'm taking dictation from some muse on my shoulder...but those are also usually the pieces that need the most revision. My favorite scenes when all is said and done are, so far, almost always the ones where "block" forced me to stop and think through character motivations, logical consequences, and what needed to happen to get my characters to the next scene. (less)
Melissa Walshe At this stage (which is to say, completely unknown and entirely inexperienced), it's a bit like being Dr. Frankenstein before his monster goes mad and…moreAt this stage (which is to say, completely unknown and entirely inexperienced), it's a bit like being Dr. Frankenstein before his monster goes mad and starts killing things. It's one-part life-creating divinity, nine parts mad science.

You want dancing space monkeys? Bam! Have some dancing space monkeys. I can make all of the characters dance to my tune! BWAHAHAHA...

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I assume that fame could have a mobbish ability to motivate my creations and I to turn on each other, but as fame seems unlikely to cross my path, I just let myself enjoy spinning worlds that delight and amuse me.(less)
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Obsessively tracking packages is like a gift I give to myself this time of year. Etsy is my favorite because I can buy local AND not ever actually leave the house to do holiday shopping. I thought I’d share the joy and offer up a list of a number of Etsy shops with cool items that aren’t the usual touristy blah, which isn’t to say that Maine’s summer wannabe residents wouldn’t love these shops...

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