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When the Words Refuse to Speak, Use Torture

When the Words Refuse to Speak, Use Torture

When I was a kid, I wrote effortlessly. Not well by today’s standards, I’m sure. Definitely not well by my standards. But I wrote every day, for hours, without thinking about form or technique or word choice. It was the most natural thing in the world. I’d go to the store, buy a notebook, and fill it up with a story over the course of a weekend.

Back in those days, I finished things: stories…

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A Multitude of Story Ideas

A Multitude of Story Ideas

“Ideas are like buses. You sit around for hours in the freezing rain waiting for one and then twenty turned up all at once.”  ~Chris Musgrave

A common fear for new writers is losing The Great Idea, whether it be the tail end of a dream or something that flits through your mind while driving. Experienced writers worry about this on occasion, but I’ll let you in on a little secret.

You’ll have more…

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Introducing New Muse Chris Musgrave

We have a new regular contributor over at Sarcastic Muse, and I’m so excited because Chris Musgrave…

Introducing New Muse Chris Musgrave

We have a new regular contributor over at Sarcastic Muse, and I’m so excited because Chris Musgrave…

Inside the Macabre Mind of the Horror Writer

Inside the Macabre Mind of the Horror Writer

(c) 2014, Amanda Headlee

(c) 2014, Amanda Headlee

Within each and every one of us are those dark thoughts that causes our skin to prickle and muscles to shiver in terror, thoughts that horrifically shame us. Deep in the recesses of each human mind is darkness. That darkness is what fuels our terror and nightmares. It is what gives us our conscience, our morality. However, there is a breed of humans that feed off the…

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Writing 101: How to Treat your Beta Readers

Writing 101: How to Treat your Beta Readers

BetareadingI have done a lot of beta-reading this past year, and in turn, I’ve had people read my own work. Nothing is more essential in the early stages of a manuscript than its beta readers, so if you have a collection of reliable readers, you should do everything in your power to hold onto them. Below I’ve amassed a series of points that I think are important to take into consideration when you ask…

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Our Newest Addition to the Sarcastic Muse: Welcome Chris Musgrave

Our Newest Addition to the Sarcastic Muse: Welcome Chris Musgrave

Since it’s not every day (as in this is the first time) that someone new joins the Sarcastic Muse, we feel introductions are in order. Of course, we are quite particular. Anyone mixing with us needs to be one part skill, one part talent, and a whole lot of nuts. When Kirsten discovered Chris Musgrave during April’s A-to-Z Blog Challenge, we knew he was something special. He’s a great writer, a…

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