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

How Do I Get My Kid To Read?

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How do I get my kid to read? Many times over the years I have been asked about how to encourage kids to read. This becomes especially vital with boys –studies have shown that if they stop reading for fun … 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

NaNoWriMo FoMo?

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NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is almost here. I will not be partaking in the normal manner. I am not beginning a novel from scratch but am editing and rewriting instead. However there is so much ENERGY surrounding NaNoWriMo that … Read More

You Can Do Anything For 5 Minutes

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You can. You really can. You can do anything for 5 Minutes. Spoiler alert, this is my last Breast Cancer Awareness Month Post for 2018. But it is also about perseverance and survival. Of anything. Once you become aware of … Read More

The Gratitude of a Breast Cancer 9 Year Survivor

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I am a bit superstitious about Oct 9. I believe I became a cancer survivor the minute I discovered the lump in my breast and started my journey to discover what it was. I never say I am a _ … Read More

Self Expression and Trauma

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Self Expression and Trauma I have been working with a main character who is going through multiple layers of trauma. I started looking from a side angle at my character and asked, How does my character release trauma? We all … 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

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