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    Take 5 Friday: 5 Questions for Jaye Wells

    Christine’s Note: The last Take 5 Friday of every month will be a 5 question interview with a writer. Jaye Wells is a best-selling writer who is best known for her urban fantasy novels but she is also the author of High Lonesome Sound, a Southern Gothic novel that is one of the most delightfully unsettling books I have ever read. In addition to her own writing, Jaye coaches individual writers and she teaches writing workshops through Writing Workshops Dallas. To find out more about Jaye, check out her website – www.jayewells.com  and her marvelously alliteratively-named Substack: Wells Writing Workshop https://jayewells.substack.com/ 1) What themes do you find yourself revisiting in…

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    Take 5 Friday: 5 Ways That Focused TV Watching Can Help Your Writing

    by Christine Hennebury Spending a lot more time watching TV, Netflix, or YouTube these days? You aren’t alone.  A lot of us are entertaining and distracting ourselves with favourite shows, old and new, and taking comfort in knowing that the plotlines will be resolved, one way or another.  If you are watching TV and thoroughly enjoying yourself, then have at it.  However, if you are getting a little twitchy or feeling like you *should* be writing but you can’t quite stir yourself to open your work-in-progress, perhaps you can start by letting your favourite TV writers and actors inform your own writing. Here are 5 categories of observations to make…