Author Archives: Mia Martins

Psychic Distance Writing Exercise

by Mia Martins, jaBlog! Blogger   Psychic distance can be an incredible tool for writers to manipulate the reader’s connection to a story and its characters. If used consciously and correctly, it can greatly heighten the intended effect of a scene. First, though, what is psychic distance? Odds are that you’ve already been using and manipulating psychic...
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What to Do When You Dislike a Book

by Mia Martins, jaBlog! Blogger and Editor for Drama   Eager with anticipation, you pick up a new book and begin reading it, only to set it down a few hours later with a disgruntled expression on your face. You wonder what to do. How can you turn this experience into a productive and educational one?...
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NaNoWriMo Rebels

by Mia Martins, jaBlog! Blogger & Drama Co-editor   You’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month where novelists of all genres pledge to finish a full novel in a single month. It’s a great way to motivate writers to work on their projects, placing writing as a priority. But what if you...
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