Category Archives: Joe Torres

Is My Character Finished?

Is My Character Finished? by Joe Torres This is a tough question. Well, it’s not a tough question, as much as it’s a tough answer. At first you think, yeah, the character is finished. But then I happen to be … Continue reading

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Skipping Ahead … a Setback?

Skipping Ahead … a Setback? by Joe Torres We are told of the awful reality about shortcuts, that they actually set you back. When it came to my novel, I decided to try and skip ahead. I was stuck – … Continue reading

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Finish the book!!!

Finish the book!!! by Joe Torres You know you need to. You know that you have dawdled. You know that you have dragged your feet. And you hear the voice plain as day: “Finish your book!” So what’s taking so … Continue reading

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Grieving the Loss of a Fictional Character

Grieving the Loss of a Fictional Character by Joe Torres Webster’s Dictionary defines grief as “a deep sadness, especially caused by someone’s death,” “a cause of deep sadness,” or “trouble or annoyance.” Notice how there is no mention of the … Continue reading

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Batten down the hatches, amygdala!

Batten down the hatches, amygdala! by Joe Torres Music is one of my greatest allies in the war against lack of creativity. I have plenty of ideas, most of which are terrible, but music helps me really focus on creating. … Continue reading

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The Block

The Block  by Joe Torres The cursor … the cursor … oh, you accusatory little blip. How I hate thee. And yet I love that blinking little motivator. It’s almost like it’s saying, “Hey, hey, you should … be working … Continue reading

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Starting Over Ain’t So Bad

Starting Over Ain’t So Bad by Joe Torres I’ve been working on my book for the better part of a year. One day recently, I took a look at my work and hated it. I was mortified. I called myself … Continue reading

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