Author Archives: Darlene Reilley

About Darlene Reilley

Hey, I'm Darlene Reilley. I am a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. If you're looking for writing prompts, inspiration, and a fellow writer to commiserate with, you've come to the right place.

3 Awful Truths About Being a Beginning Writer

3 Awful Truths About Being a Beginning Writer by Darlene Reilley Dear Writers, This week is hard. I mean hard. I’m in week ten of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way.  If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a book that … Continue reading

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#beingthemoment – words and mindfulness

Originally posted on Theresa Barker – Lab Notes:
I sometimes doubt my words. I started a story this morning that turned out to be about a magical tree.  A magical tree?  Hasn’t that been done already?  Done and done, as…

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Piercing the Shadows of Cyberpunk

Dear Writers, I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic sci fi writer who loves the genre! JC Hay graciously volunteered to write a guest blog when I told him about a friend of mine who loves the genre and … Continue reading

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Top Links of the Week

Dear Writers, I’ve been all over the map this week, because it’s spring and it’s where the research takes me. It’s rainy in the Pacific Northwest, but when the sun comes out, I go check on the pansies and tulips. … Continue reading

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Do You Write for Readers?

Dear Writers, I’d like to introduce you to DL Fowler, author of Transform Your Fiction: Essential Tools and Lincoln Raw. Take it away, DL! I get inside people’s heads and invite readers along for the ride. DL Fowler Do You Write for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to take the Anthropology, Archaeology & Romance Writer Workshop

Have you always secretly wanted to be Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? How about Temperance “Bones” Brennan? Today I’m on the FF&P Blog! Come and check out my Top 10 Reasons to take the Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance Writer Workshop. This … Continue reading

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The Stones of Kaldaar Review

I received The Stones of Kaldaar by Tameri Etherton in exchange for an honest review. And I’m so glad she messaged me because the story hooked me from the start! First, a bit about the author: Tameri Etherton is the … Continue reading

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How to Start Freelance Writing Part 3: The Website

Hey, writer. How are you doing? I hope you enjoyed Part 1 and Part 2 of this journey. Welcome to Part 3: How to Start a Freelance Writing Plan, the Website. It’s time to set up your home on the … Continue reading

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Writer Affirmations

Here are a few of my favorite writer affirmations. Be brave. Work on your craft. Enjoy! Darlene

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Writing Prompts from 1,001 Plot Ideas to Get You Started.

I thought you might enjoy a bit of writer fun! Here are twenty of my favorite writing prompts from my book, 1,001 Plot Ideas To Get You Started. Enjoy! Darlene  

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