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Archive for Writing Fiction

Mountaintop Moments

Mountaintop Moments

A few months back I was reading a Facebook status from an independent author who has had phenomenal sales success, [...]

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Know Why You Write

When I first started writing my mind reeled at the possibilities of all I could create. One fictional world [...]

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Things I’ve Learned About  Writing From Figure Skating

Things I’ve Learned About Writing From Figure Skating

I don’t know many people who are into figure skating the way I am. While you were all cheering [...]

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New Year Pep Talk

New Year Pep Talk

My advice is more like a pep talk. But isn’t that what the new year is for? Giving ourselves [...]

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Golden Nuggets from a Recovering Deny-er

Golden Nuggets from a Recovering Deny-er

I’m a writer. I’m not published, mind you—and I may very well never be—but that doesn’t make me any [...]

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What I Wished I’d Known Then

What I Wished I’d Known Then

Over the years I’ve learned many things about the writing game. The thing is, many of those little nuggets [...]

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Perfect is Subjective

Perfect is Subjective

Your manuscript must be perfect when you submit it to agents or editors. Every aspiring writer has read or heard [...]

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Headline news

Headline news

For seven years, I was a bonafide Girl Friday, a Lois Lane, a Nellie Bly: I was a newspaper reporter. [...]

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My Cup Overflows

My Cup Overflows

Advice. Sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s unwanted. Sometimes we ask for it, and other times it’s unsolicited. Sometimes [...]

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Eclectic Quotes

Eclectic Quotes

The great thing about quotes is that, in a sparsity of words, they sum up life lessons or great wisdom [...]

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