Category: writer

Writing as Architect or Gardener

George R. R. Martin writes fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I write women’s fiction and romance. Our genres are different, but our process to a finished book is much the same. I also start with a seed. There’s… Read More

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11 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity

Welcome returning guest blogger Jack Milgram. Jack blogs at Top-notch study tips for A+ students. Today he shares some ideas with us about how to boost your creativity. You can read his July blog for View from the… Read More

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Storytime at the Villa Maria – Guest Author

Today Constance Walker, a new friend and fellow writer, is joining me on the porch. Sunday we celebrated our fathers. I think you’ll find Constance’s answer to the frequently asked question about where authors get ideas for their… Read More

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One Word Wednesday: SELF-DISCIPLINE

Our word today is I’m preaching to myself here because I’ve been less than focused on my writing lately. With very, very legitimate reasons, of course.   Overseas travel, anniversaries, graduations, moving, remodeling, visting friends and family … the… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – ACTION

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”   ~St. Francis of Assisi~ Novels begin with the first word on the page or computer screen. ACTION on your part gets that… Read More

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Words to Inspire A Writer

Today is One Word Wednesday, but I have not one word today, but two author’s words to inspire a writer. These quotes from Kipling and Michener resonate with my writer’s soul, inspire me to write. YOUR TURN: Do… Read More

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A Wordless Love Story

This six-minute animated film that mixes hand-drawn and CGI animation is the perfect start for February blogs. Amazing, how “Paperman” demonstrates all the elements needed to produce a love story without a single spoken word. The Disney Animation… Read More

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