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Idea Development

The Being-for-Itself

The Being-for-Itself

A session with Leora Skolkin-Smith In 1969, Jane Alpert a good-looking upper-middle-class Jewish girl who was an honors student at Swarthmore College, conspired to bomb eight government and commercial office buildings in New York City. She was arrested when other participants in her group were caught planting dynamite in National Guard trucks. She pleaded guilty […]

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Scope

Scope

A Session with KM Cholewa What if you haven’t travelled the world or don’t have an interest in researching the kitchen implements or dress codes of another era?  What if your novel takes place over a single dinner party and there are no flashbacks in time and no flashbacks of travel over land and sea? Under […]

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Connecting Characters to Ideas

Connecting Characters to Ideas

A Session with Robert M. Herzog My novel, A World Between, began with musings about the nature of matter. That’s probably not the first thing you think about when creati