Author Archives: Diana Stout

About Diana Stout

Screenwriter, author, former English professor

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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Six Reasons Why Writing Is Like Christmas

Writing a book, like Christmas, is a major event. Continue reading

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Drafts, Titles, & Blurbs, Oh My!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group November 3 question – What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb? Drafts, Titles, & Blurbs, Oh My! Writing on some days flows easily. Most days not so much; … Continue reading

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Decluttering an Office and Finding Gold!

When this writer cleaned out her writing files, she found treasures and a note from a prominent Hollywood production office. Continue reading

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Coloring Outside the Lines

Characters dictate their language, their behavior. And, I let them. Continue reading

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Six Paths of Writer Success

How does a writer measure her success? Dr, Diana Stout states that for her there are six. Continue reading

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