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When Your Thinking Cap looks a lot like Santa’s Hat by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

Here we are in December already. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to creep up on me and jump out waving a list of things to be accomplished within only a few weeks. So why, you might be wondering, do I want you to join me for a week of talking about …
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Lights, Camera, Fingers Poised for Action! by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

We live in a media-based world where parkour enhanced chase or CGI-configured fight scenes, and other seemingly magical things appear on screens in the theatre, on the tube, tablet, or phone. Our readers are video oriented. As writers, we need to be, too! It isn’t enough that we’ve all had to learn marketing as well …
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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Playing the Variations Game by Sally J. Walker

There are no new stories, only variations  One of my classes walks through the 36 dramatic situations Frenchman George Polti identified in the late 19th century. He drew his conclusions after a thorough examination of stories from the Greeks, Shakespeare, and his own contemporaries. I agree with Polti’s assertion that these situations are the fundamentals …