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Personality, Passion, & Preparation

No doubt about it, the beginning of an enterprise is always more exciting than the middle. At the start, you don’t know the roadblocks and distractions lying in wait. You can’t predict the weariness and frustration that will set in, and you surely don’t expect fear to come creeping in the door. What if people think my work is sorry?

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Working on Focus

Focus Jayne, Focus. Focus is my word of the year, the word that’s supposed to be a guiding force in my thinking and behaving. When I remember it, the term works like a charm. Today I’m thinking of how focus … Continue reading

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In a Slump

I might be in a slump. I can think of plenty of things to write about, but I can’t seem to focus. I’d like to try my hand at fiction, but I don’t know how. What if I can’t come … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

Can I write fiction? I don’t know. I do know that I have plenty of stories to share, not just mine, but also those of others. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve exclaimed, “What a story!” after … Continue reading

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Tip Six

I need to be more consistent, more focused on following through with a theme until I’ve exhausted everything I know to say about it. But then, things come up. Interesting things that catch my fancy like beautiful sunrises on the … Continue reading

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Thank You So Much!

“But you don’t have a degree in theology,” he said. “How can you expect people to take you seriously?” Those were the stinging words hurled (my perception) my way after the publication of Eve’s Sisters, a compilation of essays about … Continue reading

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Write or Post or Tweet?

Something that often comes up at the meetings of my writing group is the need to keep a balance between learning about and using social media and actually writing. Sometimes a person can get so involved with electronic “stuff” that … Continue reading

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Apply the Seat of the Pants

I’ve been a slacker when it comes to writing lately. The truth is that I’ve been having too much fun walking in the Smokey Mountains and along the South Carolina shoreline that writing has taken a back seat. And lest … Continue reading

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Getting Branded

I was browsing in Litchfield Books with my good friend June when I got a text informing me that an article about Eve’s Sisters was in the local newspaper. I put the copy of Julie Peterkin’s Scarlet Sister Mary back on … Continue reading

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Becoming Thick-Skinned

It’s already started, “it” being the criticism about my newest book, Eve’s Sisters. I’m pretty thick skinned, a prerequisite for a writer to keep on putting pen to paper, or in my case, fingers to keyboard Continue reading

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