Category Archives: writing critiques

Very Good

This morning our local writers’ group met at Books on Broad, a delightful independent bookstore and coffee shop, and as always I left the meeting motivated to finish some projects I’ve been working on. Before leaving the bookstore, I wandered … Continue reading

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Do This. Don’t Do That.

I’ve been a slacker in the blogging department lately, not because I don’t have anything to say but rather because I’ve been speaking my truth in other areas. Plus, although I always did my best (with what I knew at … Continue reading

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Using Strong Verbs

Does it bother me that no one reads and comments on my blog? Yes and no. Of course, I’d love it if they did. It would make me ecstatically happy if I had some followers who regular left comments, but … Continue reading

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More Than Fruitcake

I’m super excited about the anthology that our writing group is putting together. We saw that other groups in South Carolina had created such volumes and thought, “Why not?” Still, we were a little slow in getting started, and then … Continue reading

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Reading to Write

Have I been writing? Yes. In the past, I thought of writing as “working on a book.” Now I think of it in a different way. I don’t have to be working on a big project. I can be working … Continue reading

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Stories, Photos, and Poems

No major projects on the agenda right not, at least no huge ones (like a book) that I’m tackling all by my lonesome. My writing group, however, has something fun and exciting going on. We’re putting together an anthology that … Continue reading

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Anthologies, Novels, and Photographs

Just because I don’t post here every day doesn’t mean that I’ve put writing projects to the side. I earnestly try to follow the oft-seen instruction to write something daily even if it’s just a few phrases in my journal. … Continue reading

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Don’t Start with a Phone Call

This is not a rant. It’s a plea for help, for advice on how to better manage my time. Last night I tweaked a non-fiction piece to submit to The Petigru Review, a journal for members of SCWW, South Carolina … 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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Kill Those Exclamation Points!

In keeping with yesterday’s affirmation to stick to reading and writing material on this blog, I’m sharing ten of William Safire’s “Fumblerules.” One of the many things I’ve learned about writing is that there are rules, rules, and more rules. … Continue reading

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