Category Archives: writing general

Writing: When to give up…

Never… That’s my answer. If you truly love writing or if you hate it, but find a moment or two of pleasure from it, don’t give up. I met an agent one time who thought it was clever that when … Continue reading

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Organizing your writing time (5 ways to make the most of the time you devote to writing)

This post is as much for me as it is for you. Facebook, Twitter, blogging, and commenting on blogs can eat up precious writing time. I can easily spend two to several hours on the computer without working on my … Continue reading

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The challenge and benefit of Daily Anything

I’ve  been concentrating on painting these last couple of months.  In January, I participated in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge put on by Leslie Saeta. And in March, I participated in the daily painting challenge put on by … Continue reading

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Five ways to take a break from your writing.

Take a break…. That’s my advice when your writing seems stale, listless…. etc.  Sometimes we push too hard to make the words come.  Here are a few ways to take a break and to recharge your creativity… 1. Write something … Continue reading

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Confidence in your writing… (Painting #2)

As I told you yesterday, I’m participating in a painting challenge.  Now, I feel about as confident about my painting as many new writers feel about their writing. I’m learning all over again what I learned as I gained practice … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the New Year…. new goals and new deadlines…

Well… It’s almost that time of year… the time to assess what we’ve done for the entire year and what we’re going to do next year. The path to achieving my goals is never a smooth one and time seems … Continue reading

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Networking: Why writers need other writers.

As writers, we spend most of our time alone. We huddle over our keyboards and block out the rest of the world in order to concentrate on writing. That’s the nature of the job. When we do emerge from our … Continue reading

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Book Review – Your Novel: Day by Day

I wrote the following review for the Amazon page for this book. Thought I would share it here since the book has so much to do with our topic of what to do before you write. Enjoy! My novel isn’t … Continue reading

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Writing is just another form of communication… ways to avoid writers’ block

So many times,writer ‘s complain of writers’  block. One of the best things to do for it is to keep on writing.  By this, I mean, push forward one word after another. Don’t worry about whether that section of writing … Continue reading

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White Space: What is it and how do you use it to help your blog?

There are two blogs that I love, except I can’t stand to read them. Why?  Because they are what I call dense.  That means that the writers rarely divide the text into paragraphs and there is nothing but black letters … Continue reading

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