Appearances!

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  This past week I moved our oldest to NY. It was a huge new world moving in that city and included a 5th floor walk up and 20 flights up on my tracker for the first day. Phew! In … 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

The Promise of a New Character

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A few months ago I created a new character out of nothing.   I was gearing up to teach my facebook live during my character challenge. When I was teaching full time I always did the exercises I assigned along … Read More

Creating Conflict: Fiction

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Creating conflict in fiction, author Karen Shepard puts it so clearly, “Conflict is all about equally formidable forces trying to occupy the same space.” I love it when someone puts a concept in a nutshell. This is all it is … Read More

The Hunt for Missing Pages Every Writer’s Nightmare plus 2 tips

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A month ago I went on a hunt for missing pages. Every Writer’s Nightmare. I was getting ready for summer travel and activities and wanted to move some of my work to my laptop. Two of my books are fairly … Read More

The Creation of the 25 Character Questions

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Picture a young woman in acting class. Her days are spent creating people from a page of writing by an author she has never met. Somehow she has to breathe life into this character and feel their feelings and justify … Read More

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