Tag Archives: writing life

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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A Letter-Poem Work in Progress

  Dear Writer Girl, You say you want to write. But you’re not. Babe, you said years and years ago when you started this that you were in it for the long term.   But it comes in ebbs and … 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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June Roundup

Hey, writers! In case you missed a few posts, I’m sending you this roundup of posts. I hope the writing is going well for you. Keep at it!   My Posts Bones and Stones: A short story with an anthropological … Continue reading

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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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The Writer’s Zen by A. R. DeClerck

Hey, writers. I’d like to introduce you to A. R. DeClerck, a fantastic romance writer who loves adventure! She’s tacking Zen and I love that! Take it away, A. R.!     Oftentimes, when I attend my biweekly writer’s meeting … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Writer Insecurities and 3 Things to Combat Them

    Hey, writers! How are you doing? Did you write last week? Are you writing this week? Today we are covering a special topic, one that applies to every writer I have ever met from newbies to professionals. I … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets #2

Good morning, writer. Do you have coffee? Tea? Something to drink? Because this is vital to your happiness and health – find something delicious and join me for a writerly chat. Let’s talk about writing [and then go write!]. But … Continue reading

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A Weekly Writing Recipe

  22 hours of good writing 22 hours of editing 15 hours of paperwork or marketing 15 hours of research 1 1/2 days off to recover 17 hours of reading 6 hours of writing exercises 3 hours at writers group … Continue reading

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Writer on the Go Checklist

Writing is hard. Finding the time to write in blocks with life and family can be stressful. One way to mitigate the tension is to create your own Writer on the Go Kit. Here is a handy free checklist for … Continue reading

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