Tag: writing craft

Tips for Finding Focus

Not long ago, Microsoft surveyed 2,000 Canadians’ brain activity to gather data on our ability to focus in the digital age. The result showed our attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds to 8, making it shorter than… Read More

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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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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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A Writer’s Dilemma – Drama and Suffering

We all dislike negative, unhappy things aka drama. Who wants to suffer and be unhappy? I sure don’t. But – reality is drama, though unwelcomed most of the time, is what life is all about. Happy drama is… Read More

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Who’s Telling Your Story?

A Guest Blog Today I’d like to introduce a writer friend, who also happens to be a fabulous teacher and excellent editor—Alicia Rasley. She’s going to offer advice on how writers can decide which character’s POV to use…. Read More

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44 Words That Can Weasel into Writing

Writing’s hard work. Ask any writer. Good writing is harder. Sometimes weasel words can slip in. Weasel words are “favorite” words that pop up when a writer is being lazy or rushing. I first heard the term in… Read More

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Are these five POGO traits sabotaging your writing?

A writing career has no policy and procedure manual, no checklist for success. Each day brings uncharted water. The path to success can be an emotional roller coaster ride. Up one day. Downhill fast the next. More than any… Read More

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