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For Writers---- Learn how to hide your gun....

Today's post is an off-shoot of yesterday's new-found inspiration. After spending a blissful night, reveling in the fact that I was heading in the right direction with my frustratingly slow-moving story, I woke this morning, ready to work. I busied myself scouring primary source narratives to further my research and to ensure the authenticity of what I'm trying to say.

While taking a break, mind whirling after pouring through 4 or 5 narratives, I stumbled upon a wonderful essay by Chuck Palahniuk. He is known for offering sage and direct advice to would-be writers. And, in his essay 'Hiding a Gun', I had a profound eureka moment! I think I may have figured out one of the nagging plot holes that has bothered me since I started writing this story---- I had no idea how to end----

Well, that's not completely true, I had a vague notion of what needed to happen, but I had NO CLUE how to get there.

But, then I read Chuck's Essay, and viola! Not only do I have my "gun", but I know how and where to "hide" it!

Merci beaucoup, M. Palahniuk!

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