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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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On Writing a First-Draft Novel

    All over the world, people are disappearing. They leave their normal lives. They go into private rooms. They step into another world.   Welcome to the world of the Sasquatch…the aliens…the monsters that no one wants to meet … Continue reading

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Mamma Writes: On Writing and Teaching Creative Writing by Alexandra Panic

And just in the right moment, I heard the melodious voice of my daughter. “Mama writes,” she said, and the idea sparkled in front of my eyes like her favorite light-up shoes. I didn’t need a marriage of two nouns to define myself. I needed a noun and a verb. I needed a sentence. One straightforward and true sentence. The Hemingway sentence. “Mama writes.” Continue reading

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Train to Writing: a Writer’s Journey

If you’ve ever dove off a cliff into a lake, you know the most terrifying moment isn’t when you’re safe on the ground looking down, it’s the moment after you’ve stepped off the ledge and you think, oh, shit, I hope I don’t hit a rock. Then the water rushes as you plunge down to it and you hit and sink and pray. Writing is like that. Confession: recently I’ve questioned who I am as a writer and if I have the chops and want to do this job. Continue reading

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A Peek Inside a Writer’s Journal

If you’re like me, you’re a journal addict. You probably have two or three spare journals sitting around your bookshelves (or stacked nicely in a corner) just waiting for inspiration to strike. But what happens if you take a normal day and share it with the world? Continue reading

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Don’t Melt with Chris Weigand

Hi, writers! I hope you’re having a fantastic and productive week. We’ve got a guest speaker today on Darwrites. My BWF (best writer friend) and former National Novel Writing Month co-ML Chris wanted to share some writing tips!
Besides being a busy mom and engaged grandma, Chris Weigand is a Christian YA author. She wrote the trilogy starting with the Palace of Twelve Pillars and co-authors the Galactic Safety Council books with Ricci Moore. Take it away, Chris!    Continue reading

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The Post-MFA Rambling

This writer has grown since the last post here. I created another website, self-published a romance novel under a pseudonym, took a Masterclass with James Patterson, read a few hundred books, and traveled the US via train. I’m going to take … Continue reading

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Update on the Writing Life

Hello! I have a fabulous update for you from my writing chair. My shiny Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University came in the mail last week. I am so excited about that. I’ll be starting at Goddard College … Continue reading

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1,001 Plots to Get You Started

1,001 Plot Ideas to Get You Started is your key to unlocking unimagined stories!  Perfect for the new writer or for advanced writers looking to branch out.  Grab your writer’s notebook and favorite pen and get writing with inspiration! 1,001 … Continue reading

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