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Thursday’s Thoughts on #Writing ~ How’s the View?

I just read a piece on why your story should have two narrators. Nowhere in the piece did it discuss anything about point-of-view, which seemed kind of strange to me, but I didn’t write it, so who am I to … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ The Long and the Short of It

I consider myself a novelist. My goal is to write (and publish) full length books. Yet, at the same time, I enjoy writing short stories from time to time. I think they’re great practice. Shorter pieces force you to create … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ To Genre, or Not to Genre?

Why is it that we feel the need to create labels? To pigeonhole people into tiny little boxes? How does that promote expanding one’s horizons and growth? It doesn’t. If you tell someone you write, they inevitably ask, “What do … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ Doubt and Dogma

How much does your mood affect what happens on the page? Will your readers be able to tell? Will your characters? In the same vein, if you doubt what you’re doing, will it show? If you approach your writing like … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ Classes, Conferences and Critiques, Oh My!

Most of us have done it. We’re encouraged to do it. But when weighing the benefits against the costs (time as well as money), I can’t help but wonder – is it worth it? I’ve taken more than my fair … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on #Writing ~ Whatcha #Reading?

I write mysteries. I enjoy reading mysteries. Therefore, logic would seem to dictate that I should read more mysteries to make my mystery writing better. Or should I? Immersing yourself in your genre is a good thing. Except when it … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on #Writing ~ Facebook Follies

Aspiring writers are told to build their brand on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn . . . the list goes on and on, and, frankly, it’s exhausting. And overwhelming. Especially if you’re an introvert (stranger danger!). … Continue reading

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ Pantsers vs. Plotters

When I start writing a piece of fiction, whether a short story or a novel, I’ll jot down a couple of things I’d like to include, maybe where I’d like to see a character or the journey end up, maybe … Continue reading

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

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