Author Archives: Diana Stout

About Diana Stout

Screenwriter, author, former English professor

Pssst – Wanna Learn the Secret to Writing Every Day?

I’m in a lot of online writer forums where I see the same repeated question coming from new writers. How do I find the motivation to write every day? My answer is: Use Jerry Seinfeld’s “productivity secret,” where his goal … Continue reading

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Writing Highs and Lows

Like any job, writing comes with its own highs and lows. See what this writer’s highs and lows have been. Continue reading

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An introduction

Asked to write an introduction to a Facebook writer’s group recently, Not wanting to write the usual intro composed of achievement, instead, I wrote… She steps out from the center of the crowd, several dozen individuals all clamoring for individual … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes and Plans Gone Awry

Working on the entire series before publishing the second book to ensure there weren’t any timeline snafus took longer than I had planned, plus life got in the way multiple times and in multiple heart-wrenching ways. Continue reading

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The Struggle for a Decision

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day with a purpose to share and encourage. Writers are offered a question to answer each month or to write a block of their own. … Continue reading

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The Secret Mystery Behind Deep POV

Are you puzzled by all this talk of Deep POV? Want to know what it is and what it looks like? Continue reading

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Support for Writers

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group February 2 question – Is there someone who supported or influenced you that perhaps isn’t around anymore? Anyone you miss? Support for Writers Throughout my writing career, I’ve had some terrific supporters. The best. I’ve … Continue reading

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Any Regrets?

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group January 5 question – What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it? Any Regrets? This month’s question was easy to answer at first with an … Continue reading

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Finding Your Fire & Keeping It Hot

Finding Your Fire & Keeping It Hot A new year and a new me! What an explosion of events and opportunities that have come my way the last couple of months!!! And, I’m on fire, as a result! Truly ironic … Continue reading

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The Secret of Writing: Why You Want At Least Four Drafts

Even though I’d been writing for nearly thirty years and writing various drafts, it wasn’t until I returned to school, learning how to teach college composition that I discovered the different drafts each had a name and a purpose. Once … Continue reading

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