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Fail Better: Applying the Scientific Method to Writing

You are a terrible writer. But that's okay, because I'm a terrible writer too! We are all terrible! Yay! No one pops out of the womb magically perfect at writing. At some point or another, we are terrible at it. What matters most is what we do about our terrible-ness. May I humbly present:  The… Continue reading Fail Better: Applying the Scientific Method to Writing

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Terrorwood: Animals of Our Own Released!

Here it is, the first Stand-Alone installment in the Terrorwood collection: Animals of Our Own. I am so, so excited to release this story. This character has been knocking around in my head for a long time, and it was a huge relief to finally put her down on paper. Click here if you want… Continue reading Terrorwood: Animals of Our Own Released!

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The Dialogue is Dead. Long Live the Dialogue.

Wanna hear a secret? I despise writing dialogue. I, Emily Vollmer, wholeheartedly acknowledge that dialogue is one of my greatest weaknesses as a writer, and swear to improve my skills in this arena whenever possible. I truly do hate writing conversations. And for a long time, that hindered my ability to write even semi-decently. Now,… Continue reading The Dialogue is Dead. Long Live the Dialogue.

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Writing is Terrifying. Here’s Why I Do It.

What if my stories are terrible? What if I like my stories, but no one else does? What if I and other people like my stories, but I am unable to turn writing into a career? What if I end up broke and living in a weirdly moist ditch? What if I fail? This is… Continue reading Writing is Terrifying. Here’s Why I Do It.

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Introducing: Terrorwood

Mystery...  Horror...  YA...  Romance...  Other cool buzzwords relating to this project... Terrorwood. Terrorwood is the first of hopefully many short story collections, where I explore a unifying concept through multiple perspectives. In this first collection, I will be looking at the concept of identity. Who are we? Are we defined by characteristics obtained at birth,… Continue reading Introducing: Terrorwood