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Jacquelin Cangro is an experienced freelance writer, editor, and workshop leader. She helps writers craft their work through classes, one-on-one editing, and coaching. Sign up for her newsletter to get more information about upcoming classes and coaching sessions. http://eepurl.com/cNXeb9

Jackie is the editor of the essay collection The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (Plume). Her short stories and articles have been published in literary journals and magazines. Read her most recent short story, published in Valparaiso Fiction Review. http://scholar.valpo.edu/vfr/vol5/iss...
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Jacquelin Cangro For me, routine equals inspiration. As for the routine, I wake at about 5 a.m. to write before work. Commuting by subway gives me the opportunity to r…moreFor me, routine equals inspiration. As for the routine, I wake at about 5 a.m. to write before work. Commuting by subway gives me the opportunity to review what I’ve written. I make my notes and edits by hand. Later that night I transcribe any notes. While this process may sound disjointed, it works for me because I like being in touch with my WIP in some way throughout the day.

The most important thing I can tell you about inspiration is my furry muse. The best thing about him is that I never have to wait for him to visit. He’s always there, waiting patiently, sometimes dreaming, sometimes staring, but never demanding.(less)
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Why Characterization Charts Don’t Work

No doubt you’ve seen them — the charts that allow you to get to know your novel’s characters by filling in the blanks. These charts prompt you with basic questions about each character: Siblings? Age? Education? Many writers spend hours diligently completing these charts and still don’t really know their characters.
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