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Book Launch….. In the Company of Cats by Lou Belcher

It’s Bugsy Here….. to say I’m a little excited would be an understatement of the biggest order.  Knuckles and I are so happy to announce that HH finished her book and it went live on Amazon.com yesterday.  It’s packed with … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: DOUBLE TROUBLE – The Adventures of Bugsy and Knuckles 1/11/15

Hi Guys… Knuckles here.  I get to narrate the funnies today. First, we talked about Bugsy resolving to pursue intellectual endeavors in 2015. Well, he’s decided that he wants to ponder the meaning of words.  So, this first cartoon is … Continue reading

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Listen to the Music of Your Words

To me the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make. ~ Truman Capote At times when we write, it’s important to keep the composition simple and clean. Especially for communication purposes, simple … Continue reading

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How you doin’ you NanoWrimoers out there?

I thought something was different this November.  Here it is the 16th and I didn’t even remember that this is National Novel Writing Month until today.  I participated for four years and this  year I decided early on that I … Continue reading

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Style Sheet – Fiction

Before you write, you’ll find it helpful to set up a blank style sheet and fill it in as you write your novel. Then when you edit, you’ll be able to look for and correct troublesome spots. Okay, for those … Continue reading

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Keeping up the momentum in your writing

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me and I know I can never do it. This happens every time. Then gradually I write one page and then another. … Continue reading

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Writing a book: the process

It does sound glamorous to write a book. You have a great idea, but do you know the process? How do you go about turning that idea into a book?  You’ll need patience to approach the process with care and … Continue reading

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Be Extraordinary

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.  Uta Hagen Just a short post for today. I saw this quote yesterday and decided to pass it along. I think we all … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are as a writer?

Geneen Roth wrote a great book. It’s called Women, Food and God. In it, she describes a  process called Inquiry. The reason I mention this is that after you work your way through this process, she ends it by saying, … Continue reading

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Writing and publishing your first book.

Note: BeforeYouWrite.com is intended to give those writing for the first time the ins and outs of writing and publishing. At times, I stray from that. Today, I’m posting a broad-strokes explanation of the process.  Each of the points in … Continue reading

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