Category Archives: Inspiration

Finding My Way Through the Genre Wilderness

Which comes first: form & genre or story idea? 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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Pictures Worth More Than a Thousand Words

I’m one of those writers who finds stories everywhere: from conversations, articles I’ve read, seeing something in nature, from words a character in another story utters, from looking outside my window, from songs, from reading a list of poisons, visiting … 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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Guest blogger – Keri Kruspe, Part II

As a follow up to Keri’s August 21, 2019 post as a guest blogger, where she talked about the things she wished she’d known before publishing her first book, in today’s post, she talks about the things she did right. … Continue reading

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In a writing galaxy far, far away…

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group  September 4 question – If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?  In a writing galaxy far, far away… There are … Continue reading

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Failures – Part IV: 7 Lessons of Failure as a Writer

This blog was originally published April 4, 2018, on my Only for the Brave blog, which has been eliminated as I decided to merge the two blogs. Because failure is an important part of success for writers and everyone else, I … Continue reading

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Should’a…Could’a…Would’a…

Today, I have a guest blogger. Keri Kruspe, fellow writer and friend, writes this blog and shares with you her experiences as a first-time author and what she wished she had known beforehand. I wish I had known, too. SHOULD’A…COULD’A…WOULD’A…  … Continue reading

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Failures – Part II

This blog was originally published December 27, 2017, on my Only for the Brave blog, which is being eliminated as I decided to merge the two blogs. Because failure is an important part of succeeding for writers, I felt it was … Continue reading

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