Creating memorable characters By Nikki Kallio

Think bout your favorite books or movies, and there’s likely a character that sticks with you or even makes the story one you want to come back to again and again. Why do some literary characters become iconic, vivid parts of our imagination? There are lots of reasons some characters resonate with us and others seem to […]

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Finding inspiration in winter by Nikki Kallio

“You have treasures hidden within you … and bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think small.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic One of the first […]

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Love Words by Steve Polansky

I don’t read blogs, though, given that I have no real idea of what a blog is, I may well have read one or two without knowing. Better then, I think, that I post from time to time on The Mill website a few lines – no more than a paragraph, say  – about writing, written […]

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