Category Archives: Writers

What If: The Deserted Island Scenario

This post is about a question. What if? Instead of taking about the question and the meaning for your writing, I’m going to deep dive in and I’m sure you’ll see the benefit. Ready? Here we go.     What … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Blog Posts This Year!

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How to Start a Writing Conversation: Advice from 3 Writers

I’ve been writing my favorite authors since I was sixteen. I don’t remember if it was a writing teacher or a book on writing which said to start conversations with your writing heroes, but I took the advice to heart. … Continue reading

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Six Tips You Can Use To Add Emotion and Take Your Fiction from Good to Unforgettable by Charlee Allden

Guest Post Time! Introducing Charlee Allden, writer of the fantastic Arena Dogs series! Take it away, Charlee!   Authors know that emotion is the key to engaging readers in the story, but we’re often urged to trim backstory and inner … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals: May 2017

Setting Writing Goals: May 2017 Hey, writer, how’s it going? Did you write in May? I hope you did. I hope you scheduled time to write and followed through with your promise to your art. I did a lot of … Continue reading

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Emily’s Ghost: William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let’s talk about Ghosts. A Rose For Emily is the tragic story of a life cut short by one woman’s choices, and her attempt to deal with the aftermath. Emily Grierson’s life is shaped by the influences of two men: … Continue reading

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Interconnecting Stories with Brandy L Rivers

  Interconnecting stories, and why I love them, probably why I write them too. Brandy L Rivers [note – stay till the end for a cool preview of her newest novel, Sleepwalker!]   Some of my favorite authors write these … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals: April 2017

  How’s it going, writers? Did you write in April? I hope you did. I hope words flowed from your fingers and characters and worlds came to life through you. This month, I focused on writing articles, business copy, and … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Writing

Hey, writers. I’m guest-posting about anthropology and research at AR DeClerck’s blog, Amy Reads and Writes. Come check it out: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Writing. Write on, Darlene  

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Three Things Times Three by Veronica Scott

I’m excited to announce a new guest post by Veronica Scott. Thanks, Veronica for sharing your insight in this wonderful article!   I’m honored to be one of your first science fiction romance guest authors! Thanks for inviting me to … Continue reading

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