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Turning Holiday Stress Into Stories by Sally J. Walker

Every culture, nation, religion has its own calendar of annual holidays. Because the events are repeated, they naturally evolve traditions, both social and familial.  Expectations are created, some good, some bad.  Such circumstances are rich with emotional material a creative writer can exploit for credible circumstances and characters any reader will easily identify with and …
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Stretch Yourself Into The Unknown By Sally J. Walker

Have you read extensively, especially in your favorite genre?  Do you have a lot of stories already on your writing resume?  A “Yes” to either of these questions can bring up the question “Do I see a lot of repetition that makes me think I couldn’t possibly come up with anything new?”   Yes, life …