Category Archives: eBooks

Text or Visit?

“I hope you can think of something to write about,” my husband said as he left this morning. “Are you kidding?” I asked. “My mind is a jumble of things I want to write about. The problem is getting it … Continue reading

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So Many Rules!

A quiet house with no deadlines, appointments, luncheon dates, or “must-dos” on my agenda today. I’m caught up with discussion posts, and it’s too cold to go on a walk, so I have no excuse not to write something. But … Continue reading

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Pier Encounter

A few months ago, one of my daughters and I were discussing my Facebook author page, and she diplomatically informed me that if I wanted people to like and follow it, I needed to add new information more regularly AND … Continue reading

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It Even Has Pictures

Since I’ve begun writing on a more consistent basis, I’ve come across so much beneficial information that I can scarcely keep track of it all. Use strong verbs, write what you know, watch those “to be” verbs, and just do … Continue reading

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Watch That Word Count!

See if you think this post is any different from my earlier ones. I just finished reading The Shy Writer Reborn by Hope Clark, and she’s changed the way I look at blogging. Creator of the website FundsforWriters.com, author of the … Continue reading

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Misspellings and Gerunds

I always enjoy meeting with my writing group. Well, it’s not my group in terms of ownership.  Rather, it’s a group composed of writers at various stages along the path of publication. One of our members, Brenda Remmes, just had … Continue reading

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What Would Tolstoy Do?

I once read that Tolstoy was working on revisions of War and Peace when he died. The epic masterpiece that survived is recognized as one of the most important in world literature. It’s one of the longest too. I know … Continue reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

I think I’m probably the only person in my writing group who doesn’t write fiction. It’s beginning to stress me out a little. Not a lot, just a skosh. I’ve done some experimenting with dialogue. It might not sound natural … Continue reading

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Get a Website, Get a Website!

In our writing group, we’ve often talked about how to get one’s work out there without becoming annoying. How can a person market his or her book, jewelry, or photography business without hitting people over the head? To be honest, … Continue reading

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Algorithms and Popularity Lists

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a part of a writer’s group with a mission and an agenda for every meeting. We begin by talking shop about the goings-on in the state organization, SCWW, and then we chat … Continue reading

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