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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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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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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 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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Coloring Outside the Lines

Characters dictate their language, their behavior. And, I let them. Continue reading

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Six Paths of Writer Success

How does a writer measure her success? Dr, Diana Stout states that for her there are six. Continue reading

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The Writer’s Journey Recommendation

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group August 4 question – What is your favorite writing craft book? And why? The Writer’s Journey Recommendation Ever since its publication in 1992 when I bought the book, my recommendation is and always has been … Continue reading

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