Keep Writing!

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Will you keep writing after NaNoWriMo? I will. The month flew by for me, and, while I had great intentions, I have to admit I got off track with my writing. Even while I was encouraging you. There was a fire. … Read More

Characters and NaNoWriMo

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  For my #NaNoWriMo folks– both first drafters and rewriters out there–go grab my 25 questions here: 25 Questions. This will also pop you onto my mailing list which includes some writing exercises at the start and then my once a month … Read More

Plan your Character’s Funeral

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Never doubt that real life can inspire you in your writing. I love teaching my character creation workshops. I love creating characters. Even though I have the 25 questions available I also am adding to that list all the time … Read More

When Are Your Protagonist and Antagonist Both Heroes?

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Always. The answer to when are your protagonist and antagonist both heroes is: always. As an author you get to choose who’s story to tell. In developing your characters  you need to develop each of them as fully as necessary. … Read More

Summer!

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Summer! I have always welcomed summer with enthusiasm. Who hasn’t? Each season is special to me but summer with its months of anticipation as a kid, the hint of endless sun and no school, enticing me away from the last … Read More

5 Tips: How to Survive Writing a Memoir

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                I have been working on finishing a draft of my memoir. It is a labor of love. And hate. And depression. And joy. And sorrow. Dredging up the past demands much self … Read More

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