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What’s the point?

I’ve been wondering a little lately what’s the point? Not in general. I mean a little in general. But specifically with intellect. What’s the point in being the smartest person in the room if you never bring anyone with? At the times in my life I’ve recognized that I’m smart (which are not all the times, sometimes I haven’t been…sometimes I haven’t recognized it) I want to do what it takes to bring everyone else along. I don’t want people…
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S1.51 Forest of the Night

Forest of the Night

Forest of the Night by Fanni Sütő Fanni Sütő is a writer in her mid-twenties. She writes in Hungarian and English; poems, flash fiction and countless unfinished novels. She tries to find the magical in the everyday and likes to spy on the secret life of cities and their inhabitants. Read more from Fanni on her blog Ink Maps and Macarons or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Fanni_Pumpkin. Music is provided by MADS. You can support 600 Second Saga by…
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Time Tracking

Because of a whole bunch of things I’m giving a shot to better time tracking for a little while. Not sure I’ll do it forever, but I’m going to aim for through March. Though March might be a bad month, is there a good month? Why? I want to better understand where my time is going. What am I spending time on that I don’t want to. Am I doing the things with my life I want to? Am I…
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S1.50 Desmin’s First Assignment

Desmin's First Assignment

Desmin’s First Assignment a Crooked Halo story by L M Schukraft L. M. Schukraft has a Bachelor’s degree in English Creative Writing along with an Associate’s degree in Biological Sciences. She lives in upstate New York with her adventurous toddler son. She is an avid reader of paranormal, mysteries, romances both historical and contemporary. Ms. Schukraft has written a few blog posts reviewing entertainment, including books, television shows, and movies. Ms. Schukraft enjoys reading books that make her laugh out…
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Revitalization IWSG

Another round of Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This time I’ve been thinking about revitalization. The Official March Question Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? Um…yes and no? “Really old” is pretty subjective. I feel like it’s hard to say yes because I’ve not pulled out anything that existed only on paper. (Though my mom did find a story I wrote when I was 5. It was adorable. But I didn’t…
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February Check In…

Time for the February check in and it looks like…failure. Or it feels like failure. I’m not sure it was, just not…what I was hoping. February Last check in. I wanted to clean up. Yes, and no. I’ve been dealing with hacked bullshit all month. Trying to secure the site, bopping it over the head when it happened again, and addressing the next exposed nerve. Unfortunately, one of the things I was planning to do (spend my best brain power…
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S1.49 A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

  A Chance Encounter by Jennifer Deese Jennifer Deese first officially joined the writing world and became a published author in 2013 with her inaugural novella, The Orchid Keeper. Miss Deese is fond of writing shorter stories versus full sized novels. Her first book will eventually be the prequel novella to a series of short books called The Osipian Chronicles. From childhood her mother has foster her imagination and love of reading…which Deese sees as the roots of her love…
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Stories

Stories drive everything. One of my day job goals is to do more, and more effective storytelling. Something I feel is lacking in my stories is plot. Just not enough of it. I tend to drive away from conflict personally, so sometimes I do too much of that in my stories. So one of my writing goals is to conflict more. (In my stories…not in my life.) Stories and Pixar! Pixar has a class on storytelling at Khan Academy. You…
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