Category: writer

Birthday of surprises

September is my birth month. This year I celebrated big time. The festivities started early with a chocolate pinata. The chocolate ball is suspended then cracked open in true pinata style. Pineapple, strawberry, and churro pieces fall on …

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Answering Writerly Questions

Once people know you are a writer, they ask questions. Usually questions you’ve heard a thousand times before, and you’d think writers would have a quick answer ready. Instead, most of us appear at a loss for words. …

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Words for Writers – Wordsworth

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The Weird Side of Famous Authors

Today’s blog guest is Jack Milgram, Custom-Writing.Org, sharing his latest infographic. Enjoy reading about the quirks and strange habits of famous authors. <><><><><><><><><><><><><> Visit Jack’s blog: custom-writing.org/blog Connect with Jack Twitter: @Jack__Milgram Facebook: Jack.Milgram

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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