Chekhov’s Gun

Anton Chekhov eloquently stated years ago a simple fact with respect to story construction.  If you have a gun leaning against the wall during the first act of a play, you better use it in the second act.  Otherwise, get rid of the gun.  This is an important ideal, it helps a creator remove the …

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Confidence

I’ve spent the past few weeks thinking about the source of confidence in more detail. I’m doing this project at work right now. Most people love it, some people hate it and a couple are mum on the matter entirely. It’s an interesting thing to go through all together. The opinions of others can have …

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Steps I Took To Finish My Novel – Help For You Too.

I sat down with a great guy today.  He’s been a writer for years.  We have a lot in common.  He’s a Firefighter, so am I.  He’s cool.  I’m cool (maybe). He wanted to ask me what it took to finish my Novel. Basically, we’re like twins.  The main differences being obvious.   For example. …

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