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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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Now and Then and Now Again

It’s crunch time for shaping up this year’s anthology. I’m not at the fingernail-biting stage yet. I know we’ll pull it together my mid-August at the absolute latest. We want our book to be top-notch even if it means tacking … Continue reading

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No Exclamation Marks!

I want to write fiction. Without exception, every person in my writing group has a better handle on this than I. Some have published novels with traditional publishers, and one author currently has her book, The Quaker Café, on sale … 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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A Space of Your Own

I like to get up early in the morning before the sun comes up and scoot upstairs to my own little space. I say “upstairs” when really my reading, writing, and thinking space is actually a room above the garage, … Continue reading

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Play to Your Strengths

One of my brothers wants to start writing fiction, and we’ve been talking about the writing process the last few days. While I would also like to write fiction, I had to confess to him that my imagination is not … Continue reading

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Becoming More Mindful

A few weeks ago, I jotted down some writing advice and began posting it on this blog. As with other “great ideas,” I got sidetracked by other interests, topics, and goings-on. Tonight, however, I’m going to share a couple of … Continue reading

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About That Voice of Yours

  As part of the series of writing tips, here’s number seven: Be true to your own voice. Someone once told me that my voice was clean and crisp. I’m not sure what that means but I like it. Someone … 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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Opening Sentences, Scene Descriptions, and Dialect

The muse mojo refuses to come out and play today. Anne Lamott said, “All I know is that if I sit long enough, something will happen,“ but so far that hasn’t been my experience today. I’ve been jumping up and down to … Continue reading

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