Category Archives: #amwriting

October’s Glory

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question for this month is: What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre? Because I have a number of favorite genres, that question becomes long in answering. Instead, I’m choosing to … Continue reading

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How to Become a Writing Maverick: aka, a task-oriented and persistent writer

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The questions for this month are:  When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If [you] have not started the writing yet, why do you think … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Reader Surprise & Reader Expectation(s)

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

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