Category Archives: Nancy Gardner

Brainstorming Partners

No one ever said pulling together a story with complex characters, an imaginative plot and artful descriptions is easy. There are times where the process is downright mind-numbing. Like last week. I was in the middle of a scene. I … Continue reading

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Sylvie Kurtz Interview: Rejuvenate Your Practice

Thank, Sylvie, for joining us today to share your personal insights on how to keep a writing practice fresh. Question: Would you start by telling us a bit about your experience with a stale writing practice? Answer: After writing twenty-one … Continue reading

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Excavating Story

Lisa Jackson’s recent blog posting about story length got me thinking about my own complex, exhausting process for writing a short story. I’m curious how other writers do it. For me the easy part is finding my protagonist. He or … Continue reading

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Walking Through Walls

 Have you ever tried to write or come up with an idea but were stuck? And the more you struggled the more you felt like you’d hit a mile-high inner wall? Of course you have. When this happens to me, … Continue reading

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