Tag Archives: Diana Stout

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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Writing Highs and Lows

Like any job, writing comes with its own highs and lows. See what this writer’s highs and lows have been. 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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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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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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Getting Back to Normal – But What Does Normal Look Like?

What does a writer do once they’ve fallen away from the writing? What does getting back to normal look like? Can you get back to normal after Covid-19? Continue reading

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2 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Be an Author

2 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Be an Author.

1) There’s no money in it. Continue reading

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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 II

Making Changes Can Make a Difference Writers write in the best of times: when they’re healthy, working full-time, parenting, maintaining their homes, special celebratory events, births, and socializing. They write in the worst of times: when ill, laid off, dealing … Continue reading

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