Category Archives: #amwriting

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

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A Necessary Evil: Feeding the Writer

A Necessary Evil: Feeding the Writer…with a Chicken & Stuffing Casserole I’m one of those writers who wants to go into the kitchen and ten minutes later be eating a solid meal. Second to that, I’m good with a dish … Continue reading

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The Reasons Why I Write What I Write

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group November 4 question – Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance … Continue reading

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How to Write When Struggling – Part 1

When struggling with characters, plot, interest, or the writing In wanting to write a new blog, I started going through my TO BE WRITTEN file of blog ideas. I came across a copy of Maggie Doonan’s blog, “4 Signs It’s … Continue reading

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A Writing Dream

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group July 1 question – There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade? A Writing Dream Ideally, I would … Continue reading

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My Life with the COVID-19 Lockdown…so far

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (#IWSG)  Our April 1 question – The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in … Continue reading

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It All Began With a Book Report

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group  January 8 question – What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just “know” suddenly you wanted to write?  It All … Continue reading

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The One Trait Every Writer Needs

The One Trait Every Writer Needs Originally posted on June 25, 2014 on my Only for the Brave blog, I offer this advice again. It’s advice that never gets old. This trait is the one trait that finally saw me getting my … Continue reading

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