Author, Patricia Puckett

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The Inked Quill: Writing Buddies

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Saturday, September 3, 2011,
I have a writing buddy.  I do.  Technically, I have two, but there's one I turn to more often than not.  AD Spencer(everyone wave hi!).  I think I go through every step of every story I ever write with her, and I do this on a daily basis.  I mean, from little flashers (stories under 1000 words) to novel plans.  She knows everything.  And likewise, she does the same with me.

And that got me thinking... not everyone has a writing buddy.  I find that kind of tragic.  I mean, sure there are some c...

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The Inked Quill: Characters--What's in a Name?

Posted by Patricia Puckett on Saturday, July 9, 2011,
Have you ever been writing along, really into your story, and then, all of a sudden, you stop.  Bewildered, you start scrolling back up your document, desperately checking.  Then you realize: the name you were going to use for the character you just created you've already given to some throw-a-way background character.

Yeah, it happens.  And one thing is for sure: DO NOT under ANY circumstances give your MC (main character) the same, or a similiar, name to someone else in the story, throwaway ...

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