Introspective Hermit

Michelle Mythe

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Discarding the Pen Name

Discarding the Pen Name

Since I used to keep my pen name in order to keep my professional life separate from my writing life there really is no more need for it.

So I have decided to be rid of it to make things more streamlined for me.

However, that does mean changing quite a few things. More than a few, including the ebooks themselves. It is going to take me all night I think.

I have twitter done. This site. My…

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Typo Blind

It seems that no matter how many times we edit our own work we can be blind to typos. Yet when we read a book or edit the work of someone else the typos pop right out. According to the article What’s up with that: Why it’s so hard to catch your own typos there is a reason behind this:

“The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually…

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How Do You Share Backstory Information

How Do You Share Backstory Information

Originally posted on Jen’s Pen Den:

Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! So, as I’ve been revising my manuscript, I’ve been trying to figure out how to slip in background details about my characters and the world they live in–you know, tell the reader about the main events and conflicts that have led them to where they are now. Of course, there is the wicked temptation to dump all the…

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Exercise Joys and Creativity

Exercise Joys and Creativity

I wonder if exercise increases your creativity. I read all these meme’s about the benefits of just walking twenty minutes a day. Personally I think exercise sucks. I believe I am very lazy. Also, exercise is exceptionally boring. Although all that mind wandering may have a perk. However, unlike normal people I do not have a choice about the matter. I can’t just go ‘this is painful and boring so I…

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Do as I say, not as I do…

Do as I say, not as I do…

Remember to never split an infinitive. The passive voice should never be used. Do not put statements in the negative form. Verbs have to agree with their subjects. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing. A writer must not shift your point of view. And don’t start a sentence with a…

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The break

I have had this novel on the back burner for years. It has a great concept. A great cast of characters. A great world. Itching the back of my brain for some time.

And yet something never clicked with it.

I would not toss it. I just simply would stare at it every so often. Play around with it. Try it out in 1st person or 3rd. Fiddle around with angles. Something was missing.

Then the break. I…

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A poem: The Bright

A poem: The Bright

The Bright

Will you talk to me about what goes on in the light?

Beyond my shimmering, shaking sight?

I will tell you of the moonbeams

Of colorful, iridescent silent streams

If you will just tell me what goes on in the bright

So far out of my sight.

I will tell you how I captured thunder in my skull

How lightning is contained within me without lull

If you will tell me the secrets outside my…

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