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Author Melanie S. Hatter on Writing & Time

Melanie S. Hatter lives out east, and I imagine her smile lights up the city today the same way it did a tiny island last year when we met. Melanie and I both attended the 2013 Salt Cay Writers Retreat in the Bahamas, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Retreat: 3 Words to Aid in Novel Revisions

Like most writers, I’ve dreamed of leaving my day job behind so I could just write. But, I have much to gain by showing up at the office. In my job that pays the bills, I am a sign language … Continue reading

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Lessons from Retreat: Character Development

When I started writing my current novel (every writer has at least one hidden away in a drawer, right?), I insisted on pre-writing and planning: outlines and character worksheets and even a concept map. I did all of those things. … Continue reading

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