If you are looking for my usual question of the week, I'm moving it to Mondays. Meanwhile, in my quest to connect you with all my posts about writing or the writing life, here's a lead-in to one I wrote for Wordserve Water Cooler. If you are an introverted writer, like … Continue Reading ››
How to Write a Novel to the End: Making Time to WriteDo you never have enough time to write, let alone to make writing into an actual business? Depending on your situation, that may be a reality, but be careful when deciding what you can and can't do. It's amazing what you can accomplish when … Continue Reading ››
Writing Questions Answered: Should You Have a Writing Career or Writing Hobby?This is a tough question every writer must answer, sometimes more than once in lifetime.
Having a Writing CareerIn the face of today's publishing climate, it's easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged, especially in the beginning of a writing career, and give up your dream. [contextly_sidebar … Continue Reading ››
How to Write a Novel to the End: Your Writing OfficeHaving a writing office or designated area for your writing communicates to you and to others that you take your writing seriously. This boosts your self-confidence, a writing resource that can be in short supply while you are finding your way in the publishing … Continue Reading ››
Writing Question of the Week: What Story Development Processes Do Writers Use?Chris Mojo asked this question of Janalyn Voigt on Quora.
An idea might start with a character, a theme, or even just a title. Writers use a variety of … Continue Reading ››
I recently guest posted for Sandra Ardoin at Seriously Write on how to prepare for a writing location research trip. I've known Sandra for a while now as we're connected through a historical research group. I took the image I use to illustrate this post in Yosemite National Park. While … Continue Reading ››
Fantastic DescriptionsIn a certain sense, all writing is fantasy, although we like to break it into genres. Whatever your writing process—whether you make intricate notes, carry your plot in … Continue Reading ››
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Each night at dinner while on the writing retreat, we're reading portions of the stories we're working on to one another. It's been both entertaining and educational. There are seven of us here, and we all have different styles, but there's one thing we have in common. Each of us writes with emotion. Some manuscripts have … Continue Reading ››