Category Archives: Writing Behind the Scenes

Cover Adventures: Creating Covers

Not all covers are created the same. Nor do all authors travel the same journey in the creation of those covers. Continue reading

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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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Writing to Market or Writing From the Heart

Writing to market is okay, but writing from the heart is the best because I’m fully engaged and interested as much as the readers will be once I publish the book. Continue reading

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Living in Fiction

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group The question for this month is: If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? Living in Fiction I had to really think about this month’s question. I considered the time … 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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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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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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