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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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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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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