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Welcome to my story blog. I will post one new story here every day. You are welcome to comment on any or all of them. Enjoy!
                   --Lee Pound

Your Business and Writing

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Writing a book to support our business will have unanticipated consequences. You will usually find that you have not thought through your business or profession as thoroughly as you expected. Many questions will come up that are fuzzy in your mind, not because you don’t know about them but because you may never have considered all the […]

Fairy Tales: Storytelling at its Best

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I just saw the new film, Mirror Mirror, based ont he Snow White story, tonight. It’s a great example of how to tell a story and why fairy tales have had and still have a powerful effect on all of us. Watch the movie and then read the various versions of the tale on the […]

Writer's Block

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Writer’s block exists only in the mind of the writer. Nothing physical is stopping you from writing.

Using Stories in Non-Fiction

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One of the key ways we develop emotion in non-fiction is to use stories. Many books use them to open chapters or to add visual elements in otherwise dry exposition.

The Value of Persistence

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Writing a book takes time and effort. When you stick with it and do the work, you will have a far better book as a result.

Beginning a story

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Always begin your story at the last possible moment. This will be when everything changes for the main character. Any back story you need canbe inserted later.

Monday Writing Tip

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The more you think about what ou want to write, the less able you will be to write it. When you concentrate on an item you make it too important to actually do because you might make a mistake. Therefore we do nothing. Worting works the same way.

Sunday Morning Writing Tip

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We’ve been away on a retreat the last couple of days and during that time I’ve realized that one of the best ways to get your writing back on track is to take a few days away from it. I’ll tell you more next week but the key is that you empty your mind of […]

Getting people to read your book

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To do this it is important both that they are attracted by what you say and that hthey are not scared off by what you say. Many readers have a predisposed idea of what they are going to find in your book so that’s what they find. You want them to see the differences and […]

Collaboration in Writing

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Sometimes it pays to work with a second person when you are writing. The synergy of two people looking at the same project can make the results far better than one person working along could produce.