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How Do You Write?
Added by Fiona Pearse on April 28, 2013 at 11:27am —
Reviewed by Fran Lewis - My Last Summer With You: No Fanfare for a Withered Rose: Fidelis O. MKPARU
Life can change in the flick of a moment or in this… Continue
Added by Nadia Janice Brown on February 19, 2013 at 2:19pm —
I'm featured in BookGoodies today with the above blog. Enjoy!Read BookGoodies for my blog post. http://ow.ly/hefjG Author, Blue Coyote Motel, amzn.to/SO8uIj
Added by Dianne Harman on January 29, 2013 at 11:13am —
Learning the complexities of writing is a never-ending process. For those who think they’ve obtained knowledge of all they need to know about their craft …think again.
While I’ve learned a lot about the technical aspects of writing, became educated and… Continue
Added by T.L. Gray on January 21, 2013 at 10:04am —
So, I got these two kittens a few months back. Ragamuffin is a torty; Rusty is orange and fluffy. They were rescued from a stray cat's litter.
I'm trying hard not to be an over-protective mother. When Rusty, the clueless male, climbed up to the top of the tree, I had the crazy idea to send his much more sensible sister to fetch him down. She obeyed and went to the rescue like a St. Bernard.
Which left me to wonder: when did I acquire cat-logic? Was it after the… Continue
Added by Sunny Frazier on January 18, 2013 at 10:30pm —
So back in December I was tagged by Laura Susan Johnson of the USA, author of Crush a graphic and intriguing novel about the life long love affair between two gay men struggling with their own demons and dealing with the hate they face from the outside world and themselves.
Here is a link to her site… Continue
Added by L.M. Steel on January 14, 2013 at 12:35pm —
Memory. What is it? Words or is it pictures? I don’t know if people think about that unless they notice exactly what goes through their heads when they remember. If a name is mentioned, does a picture of the person flash through the head? Or a street named in the hometown. Is it accompanied by a landscape?
Writers probably think about that more than other people. Pictures in the head inspire a writer to transcribe them or create them. I…
Added by Katherine L. Holmes on January 8, 2013 at 2:45pm —
Are they beneficial and helpful, or stressful and frustrating? Both!
Several years ago, when the idea of writing my first novel was conceived into my soul, I joined an online writing group called CritiqueCircle.com. I was excited to be in a group of like-minded individuals, where most understood me. Having no other writers in my family, most not even casual readers, I felt odd, alone and most often without a voice. Explaining something creative in a room full of… Continue
Added by T.L. Gray on December 19, 2012 at 8:30am —
One of the most discouraging things I witness among writers, especially those new to the publishing game, is a defeatist attitude. They didn’t start with that sort of attitude, but developed it over, most often, a short period of time. The common denominator in most cases stemmed from the writer being… Continue
Added by T.L. Gray on November 23, 2012 at 6:11pm —
This morning I have been trying to figure out a glitch in my WordPress site that prevents widget displays in the third footer space. Aargh! I haven't had problems like this with my blogger blog.
Added by Garry Rogers on November 21, 2012 at 12:01pm —
...every word in the dictionary! And, thank goodness for the delete button! I am so tired of writing romance and/or erotica; I actually had fire shooting out of...(Okay--yeah, you get the point!)
I wrote over 40K words (deadline Nov 24)--and need to hit 50K!! Right about 39K, I realized a fundamental weakness in the plot--and started over. Not the first time...won't be the last time, but...UGH!
I didn't scrap the previous work--just started over! I'm now 26.5K… Continue
Added by B S Dolphin on November 19, 2012 at 6:56am —
The Joy of Writing
Today is the halfway mark in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge, the fifteenth day of thirty days and nights of literary abandon to write a 50,000 word novel. I’m excited to say that I’m well beyond the mid-point… Continue
Added by T.L. Gray on November 15, 2012 at 9:42am —
Some experiences challenge accepted ideas. In the last days, we’ve seen the entire east coast region in a black out, cut off from transportation and even communication. Yet this vulnerability hasn’t brought on any foreign attack. The U.S. still has so much to offer other nations that its presence is probably too vital for any planned attack. I grew up during the Cold War era and since then, our defense system may have operated on a foundation of paranoia. I was glad to hear of the… Continue
Added by Katherine L. Holmes on November 9, 2012 at 11:12am —
10 …9 …8 …7 …6 days left and then the madness begins. November 1, 2012 is the first day of (Na)tional (No)vel (Wri)ting (Mo)nth. This annual event is described as “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon”. I find this sentiment both euphoric and a nightmare waiting to… Continue
Added by T.L. Gray on October 26, 2012 at 8:30am —
Fifteen years ago, I walked the beach of Lake Michigan with my mom. We had just taken KT to camp and wanted to stretch our legs before enduring the long car ride. “I am writing a book,” I said, feeling undeserved and timid. As an accountant, military wife, and mom, what did I know about writing? The… Continue
Added by Nancy S. Kyme on October 5, 2012 at 1:27pm —
Relentless promotion is the cross that any author must bear. Whether we want to or not and despite if we are signed to an agent or a major publishing company. Writing the book is only a small portion of the battle given the 4 stages of publishing a book: Creation, Production, Distribution, and the big one:… Continue
Added by Engelia McCullough on October 4, 2012 at 12:45pm —
I’d like to submit a few syllables on the subject of using real events and/or people in fiction as opposed to creating everything out of thin air.
Just recently I read a blog that discussed this subject and it reminded me that not too many years ago I was having difficulty with this very thing.
For a long time I had it in my dense little head that fiction, by definition, should be fiction. I strove for that to no avail.… Continue
Added by C. M. Albrecht on September 10, 2012 at 8:34pm —
Added by Douglas Morrison on August 22, 2012 at 9:00am —
It's not like I'm fearing for the world's literacy and taste,…
Added by Douglas Morrison on August 21, 2012 at 9:09pm —
As A Reader
On Sunday evenings, I load my Nook with short stories for my daily commute. I search using key phrases for what I like. Often times, I get what I expected. But some times, I get what I didn't want. Neither the tags nor the blurb led me to a story I wanted to read. This can be very frustrating as it means that my nightly writing time is comprised by having to search for additional reading material for my 45 minute train ride to… Continue
Added by Teicha Hill Mailhes on August 6, 2012 at 9:42pm —