All posts tagged: arcs

Emotional Baggage

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Car with emotional baggage glued on all sides

I am a discovery writer during the beginning of my stories. I taste, smell, and see things as my main character experiences them. This approach works for me because I need the freedom to be erratic and to explore the different paths of a story when completing my initial draft. In a way, not tackling the outline first relieves the pressure of the story. I can focus more on getting lost in the woods than […]


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Neon Sign Change

I’m off to Africa and Europe, and of all the adventures I’ve nose-dived into, this one by far made me the most anxious pretrip. I couldn’t quite peg why it put me on edge, but I couldn’t shake this feeling that the trip had an undertow of finality to it: there was no going back and I was embarking on this road that was going to change me in some permanent way. Personally, the scary […]