Category: writing

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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Are you writing tight?

These days we live in a fast-paced world. People can be impatient, especially about reading long-winded posts, emails, and texts. I’ve noticed that even fiction books seem to be shorter. Our written communication should be clear and concise…. Read More

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Creativity Innate or Learned

Help me welcome guest blogger Jack Milgram. Jack is a blogger at Top-notch study tips for A+ students. Today he shares his ideas about creativity. Creativity Innate or Learned Creativity is a popular characteristic that you can spot… Read More

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21 Grammar Rules and Writing Mistakes

Grammarcheck.net recently posted this infographic of 21 frequently ignored (or unknown) grammar rules and writing mistakes that everyone who writes should know. How many do you know? How many do you ignore? I’m with them on all but… Read More

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Motivation – One Word Wednesday

This cartoon titled Some Artist Dos and Don’ts made me stop and think about why I write.  What’s the driving force for what you do?

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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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