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BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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You’re Not Done Yet!

THE SECOND ACT NOVELIST (https://janefriedman.com/second-act-novelist-6-ways-prepare/) I love this post on Jane Friedman’s blog–probably because I relate to it so completely. I spent many years whining about how I wished I could afford to stop working so I could write full … Continue reading

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FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … Continue reading

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Serial Journey Begins

I’ve embarked on a new writing adventure – a road I’ve never traveled before. It all began with a cozy mystery-loving friend – let’s call her Joanna. Out of the blue, she proposed the idea of writing a cozy mystery … Continue reading

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ENOUGH POLITICS!

I started my blog – and followed other blogs – for all things writing and book related. I’ve enjoyed bloggers’ poetry, narrative writing, and photography. I’ve learned much from the ruminations of bloggers I’ve followed – new insights about writing, … Continue reading

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Consider the Kindle Scout Opportunity

Kindle Scout is a service of Amazon that I knew virtually nothing about until reading this guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog. The concept is hopeful for many writers, but be sure to read the whole post to learn about … Continue reading

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GETTING UNSTUCK WITH YOUR WRITING

Perhaps I should have read this before writing my last post! How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Creative Process: https://janefriedman.com/sabotage-creative-process/

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A TALE OF TWO STORIES

At any given time, I have multiple story ideas ping-ponging around in my brain. Usually, if I am patient, one rises closest to the surface screaming “Choose me! Choose me!” At that point, the other story ideas recede into the … Continue reading

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2016 – THE YEAR IN PUBLISHING

Here is an enlightening post by Jane Friedman about the state of the 2016 publishing industry…. Looking Back at 2016: Important Publishing Developments Authors Should Know

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PRE-NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Holidays got you tuckered? Brace yourself, because they aren’t over yet! I don’t know about you, but for me the lead-up to the holidays – that stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas – is full of pot-holes that threaten to sink my … Continue reading

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