Author Archives: Diana Stout

About Diana Stout

Screenwriter, author, former English professor

Runes – An Ancient Oracle Tool: It’s All Been Rune’d

Once again, Keri Kruspe has written a fantastic post for my blog. I was over the moon reading this post because it spoke to me. Many times I’ve tried to use runes and Keri, through this post, has shown me … Continue reading

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How to Redeem Unredeemed Gifts on Amazon

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group For November 6, 2019 Rather than answering the question posed to the group this month, which was What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled in researching a story?, for which I had no good answer, … Continue reading

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11 Reasons Why I Continue to Write

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group  Posting for the first Wednesday of the Month, October 2, 2019 Because I’m in the final editing stages of my upcoming book, Love’s New Beginnings, which I plan on publishing in October, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Guest blogger – Keri Kruspe, Part II

As a follow up to Keri’s August 21, 2019 post as a guest blogger, where she talked about the things she wished she’d known before publishing her first book, in today’s post, she talks about the things she did right. … Continue reading

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In a writing galaxy far, far away…

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group  September 4 question – If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?  In a writing galaxy far, far away… There are … Continue reading

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Failures – Part IV: 7 Lessons of Failure as a Writer

This blog was originally published April 4, 2018, on my Only for the Brave blog, which has been eliminated as I decided to merge the two blogs. Because failure is an important part of success for writers and everyone else, I … Continue reading

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Should’a…Could’a…Would’a…

Today, I have a guest blogger. Keri Kruspe, fellow writer and friend, writes this blog and shares with you her experiences as a first-time author and what she wished she had known beforehand. I wish I had known, too. SHOULD’A…COULD’A…WOULD’A…  … Continue reading

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Failures – Part III

To continue my “Failures” series, this post was originally published on my Only for the Brave blog on January 9, 2018.  And now, I’ve added more thoughts. Failure According to Sue Grafton As I considered my next blog in this series, I … Continue reading

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The Surprising Secret of Developing Characters

“It’s character pain that engages readers, that makes them turn the pages. The suffering, the action, the pain.” Continue reading

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Failures – Part II

This blog was originally published December 27, 2017, on my Only for the Brave blog, which is being eliminated as I decided to merge the two blogs. Because failure is an important part of succeeding for writers, I felt it was … Continue reading

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