Tag Archives: #WritingLife

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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Going Wide…Maybe

I’m so stupid sometimes… 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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She looks at me like I’m old news. I’ve seen that look before… 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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It’s Read an eBook Week – March 1-7: What are you reading?

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (#IWSG) Rather than answer the March 4 question posed by the group, I’ve chosen to write about this week’s national recognition on eReading. It’s Read an eBook Week – March 1-7: What are you reading? … 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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The One Trait Every Writer Needs

The One Trait Every Writer Needs Originally posted on June 25, 2014 on my Only for the Brave blog, I offer this advice again. It’s advice that never gets old. This trait is the one trait that finally saw me getting my … Continue reading

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