Category Archives: Writing Secrets

Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets the one with the Spilled Secrets

Hey, writers. How’s the writing going? Did you write last week? Are you planning to write this week? Do you have your beverage? I do – and since it’s a billion degrees out today, I’m drinking water. Lots and lots … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules by Stacey Oberle

Hey, writers! I’d like to welcome back Stacey Oberle and thank her for her contribution to DarWrites! We are so inspired when artists join in! Thanks, Stacey!   Breaking the Rules Stacey Oberle   My muse has multiple personalities. She … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Secret to My Success

When I was in 10th grade, I played sports, did most of my homework, and worked a job after school to help out with costs. I was a latchkey kid, and often saw the TV more than I did my … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith

  Hey, writers. How’s it going? Have you written? Are you writing? It’s time to take action. Earlier this week, I wrote a poem from my future self talking to my present self – and telling 2017 Darlene to write. … Continue reading

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3 Side-jobs for Freelance Writers I’ve Actually Made Money With

Hey, writers. How’s it going? Have you written this week? Are you planning to write next week? Since the last Coffee Talk & Writers Secrets, I have both taken a vacation [from freelancing for three days] and worked solely on … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk & Writer Secrets #5: the Procrastination and Answer Post

Hey, writers. It’s time for coffee and talking. This week I made blueberry muffins to go with this talk…and they disappeared. You know I’m procrastinating when I’m cooking instead of plotting. The cooking is usually spurred on by a need … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Write What you Love and the Rest Will Follow

“Do everything you can to secure your dreams. Take the basketball to the basket. Take a chance and go for the layup. Believe your dreams are worth it.” Darlene Reilley They tell you to write what you know. They tell … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Collective Idea

When I started this blog, I had an idea: I wanted to help writers level up their art and craft as I leveled up mine. I’m far from perfect, but I want to create a Writer’s Collective – a place … Continue reading

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A Blueprint to Becoming a Published Writer

Hey, writers! I’m excited to announce a new guest post by Theresa Barker. Thanks, Theresa, for sharing your insight into writing and the writing life! Take it away, Theresa!         A blueprint to becoming a published writer … Continue reading

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