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About jmvandenberg

I'm a writer, blogger, podcaster, book lover, runner, world traveler, Disney expert, Marvel fan, science enthusiast, scrapbooker, and dreamer

A Short Review of “Creating Character Arc”

Once again, Jim has written a great review of a writing book I think we could all benefit from. We can all learn something from his post. The Ghost and the Lie A little I have learned from K. M. … Continue reading

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You Never Know What Will Happen

Have you ever thought about attending a Lewis County Writer’s Guild meeting, but figured it was just a bunch of stuffy writers discussing the merits of the Oxford comma? Regular writer for this website, Jim Middleton, provides a peek into … Continue reading

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A Short Review of The War of Art

Review by Jim Middleton The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles By Steven Pressfield   Recently, the guild had a presentation by Larry Roth on writing. During his talk, he brought up a … Continue reading

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A Short Review of Writing Fantasy Heroes

“…when for all others, all hope is gone and despair and defeat are inevitable, for a hero, there is always something that can be done.”  ~James Barclay When learning to write it’s best to get tips from many experts since … Continue reading

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It’s Time for our Annual Potluck

Once a year, we all gather together, eat good food, and enjoy the fellowship of our fellow writers without the structure of a planned program. This year our potluck is being held on Friday, May 19, 2017. Marcia and Doyle … Continue reading

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A Short Review of Orson Scott Card’s Book, Character and Viewpoint

By Jim Middleton For people with no formal training in writing, Orson Scott Card presents excellent examples of writing and theory on how character development, narrator choice and manipulation, what viewpoint you chose, and what character you use as pov … Continue reading

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Insights from an Amateur Writer – Jim Middleton’s Friday Program

Jim Middleton joined our group last year and in that time he has worked hard on his story and it shows. On Friday, April 21, he will pull back the curtain on how he has improved as a writer. Since … Continue reading

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