Author Archives: Diana Stout

About Diana Stout

Screenwriter, author, former English professor

Going Wide…Maybe

I’m so stupid sometimes… Continue reading

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Teaching again…

Squeeeeeee! I’m going to be teaching again! The class is Time Management for Writers; and actually, the class is applicable for anyone who struggles with managing their time. The principles and science are the same for everyone, regardless of their … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal – But What Does Normal Look Like?

What does a writer do once they’ve fallen away from the writing? What does getting back to normal look like? Can you get back to normal after Covid-19? Continue reading

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2 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Be an Author

2 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Be an Author.

1) There’s no money in it. Continue reading

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7 Good—and not so good—Reasons Why I Shelve First Drafts

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question being asked this month for June 2, 2021: For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of … Continue reading

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Reader Surprise & Reader Expectation(s)

“Have I read anything you’ve written?” Continue reading

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Risk-Taking Writers

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question being asked this month for April 2021 is: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work? Risk-Taking Writers Something I’ve … Continue reading

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Home

She looks at me like I’m old news. I’ve seen that look before… Continue reading

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What Motivates My Reading Choices?

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question being asked this month for March is: Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create … Continue reading

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Friendships Built Through Blogging

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question being asked this month for February is: Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere? Friendships … Continue reading

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