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  1. Innocent actions and their unforeseen consequences.

    How is my day going you ask? Wonderful, I say. Have you ever heard the saying that if you forget something when you leave the house that it's bad luck to turn around and go back for it? Well I'd never heard it until today when it was too late. We turned around for a lousy invoice that we probably could've gotten away with turning in tomorrow. But no, we just had to turn around. We were only a minute from the house, after all.

    Anyways, we safely retrieved the paper and headed on our ...
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  2. Beware of the POV trigger.

    I've written 70,000 words of my first manuscript in first person POV and present tense. I knew from the beginning that it's not done often, but I didn't realize that it's actually looked down upon. Overall I have felt pretty good about what I've put on paper thus far, despite the usual plot holes and details to be filled in during the editing process, but after reading through a couple of threads on WF on the subject, I'm discouraged. Does my tense and POV decrease my chances of being published? ...
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  3. Charleston, South Carolina

    My husband, daughter and I have just left a three day vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. We had a wonderful time exploring the historic downtown, which features a plethora of beautiful old houses and churches. I spent the first day day-dreaming about becoming a rich and famous author and purchasing myself a gorgeous two hundred year old home in the heart of downtown Charleston. After a few brief encounters with the locals, I've decided against it. There's an air of superiority about them that ...
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