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

Writing tips: Love and Hate

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Here we are it’s  Valentine’s Day. Are you writing about love? Aren’t we all?   There needs to be passion and love, and even hate in a good story. But you don’t need to live in the hate.  Actors are … Read More

It’s NaNoWriMo: Are you at 25,000 words?

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I am not at 25,000 words. I am at 16,195 but not all of those have been written during NaNoWriMo.  This month I am working  a major rewrite, by which I mean, it is 70% new content and 30% old. … 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

National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month.   It happens every November. Are you in or out? I am not officially doing it this year due to this, one time only never to be repeated(I hope), math class! But I am going to keep … 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

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