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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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Writer Affirmations

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

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Top 5 Links of the Week

Happy Friday! I thought I’d do something fun and share my favorite links of the week. But first, writer inspiration… Links to things that I love! Hope you find something cool here (or at least get inspired!) Austin Kleon demands … Continue reading

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How to Support Your Writer

So this is outside my posting time, but I consider this a writing emergency. I got an email today from a friend’s dad and he needs help. So here I am. And if anyone wants to add on to gifts … 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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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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Anthropology, Archaeology, & Romance A Workshop for Writers

Hello! I’m really excited that FF&P, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America, has offered to host my Anthropology, Archaeology & Romance class for writers in May! This fun, inclusive workshop will merge my two loves: writing and anthropology! … 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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Top 10 Things to Ignite Writing Creativity

Ignite your love of writing! 10. Go outside and write in the sunshine.  Walk on the beach with a dog or stick your feet in the sand and feel the connection to our home. The chair and table outside is a … 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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