Category: writing

One Word Wednesday – EMOTION

The chief goal of a writer is to engage the reader. How do we do that? EMOTION We dig deep within ourselves and find what motivated us and inject that emotion into our characters. I like the way Hemingway… Read More

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After Friday’s darkness Monday’s Motivation

How do we find motivation after Friday’s act of darkness? I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time. Bob Mayer’s FB status on Friday suggested: “Just mourn. No politics, agendas, rants. Losing a child is an… Read More

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Monday Motiviation – Ready, aim, write

Today’s inspiration is short, pointed and graphic. Now go WRITE

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My Alexander Day and Small Town Love

I’m having an Alexander day. A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day where nothing goes right. I’m sure you’ve had those days too, but you may not be familiar with the term Alexander day. If not, you… Read More

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I Missed National Punctuation Day. Did you?

Last Monday, September 24th was National Punctuation Day. Thanks Steve Laube and Janice Heck for sharing on your blogs and putting me in the know about this yearly celebration. I’m a week late this year, but next year I’ll be on time to… Read More

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Debunking Must Dos for aspiring writers

When I started writing for publication, I repeatedly heard three “absolute must dos.” Years later and many published works, I have my own opinion about those MUSTs. #1 Write what you know. First, imo, writing what you know… Read More

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3 Necessities to be a successful writer

What does it take to be a writer? Is all you need to be a writer pen and paper or a typewriter or an iPad or laptop/computer with a word processor? Maybe all it takes is the latest… Read More

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Labor Day from a writer’s perspective

Today is Labor Day. We pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. To celebrate the writers in the workplace, I’m sharing a blog and a video about the writing process. Nathan Bransford’s blog, “The Publishing… Read More

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What Unending Devotion Means to Me and a great book release

Happy Release Day to  Jody Hedlund for Unending Devotion! High-Stakes Drama Meets High-Tension Romance In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging… Read More

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How do you write?

It’s Monday again time to begin our writing week. I thought it would be fun to consider how other writers write (wrote). So what method will you be using to write this week? Where will you be writing?… Read More

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