October 30, 2014

Fall has finally arrived just in time for Halloween. Now all the little munchkins will have to wear coats on their costumes. So many times we clothe our true meaning with descriptors or create diversions for our plots that lead to no where. We give contradictory messages from our characters causing confusion and our readers to lose interest. Hopefully keeping our scary creatures, super heroes, princesses, cowboys, hobos, etc warm doesn’t cause confusion on what they’re pretending to be. So keep characters’ traits clear, plot lines strong and the energy ramped up heading to the climax. Don’t hide the struggle with unnecessary things.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Most plantations backed up to a waterway for shipping crops to other states and countries. The biggest crop during the Antebellum period was cotton. Most of the cotton was shipped to Europe.


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