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Writers with Writing Jobs

Hi, friends. I’ve got to get serious for a second. JK. I’m always serious. But seriously. I need to know if your story is like mine. People who write for creative expression: do you also write to make a living? Is writing a big bulk of your job? It is for me. I write resumes.… Continue reading Writers with Writing Jobs

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Why I don’t understand NanoWriMo and Word Counts

It’s a critical viewpoint, bordering on cynical, I know. I should be praising these writers who show up to the page for NanoWriMo. Afterall, they’re making progress. They’re committing to their work. But I just can’t ignore that there’s something fundamentally wrong with this approach.

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Republishing: 11 Rookie Mistakes from Authors Who Now Know Better

This was an article I wrote for Confabule.com August 12, 2013. Content for Confabule.com no longer exists; however, I felt this content was valuable. So here you go, WordPress readers, writers, aspirants. Don’t follow their lead. 11 Rookie Mistakes from Authors who Know Better.   Aspiring novelists: read closely.  Anyone in the ‘biz for two… Continue reading Republishing: 11 Rookie Mistakes from Authors Who Now Know Better

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Considerations of Self for Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry

 Stripped of your ego, the confines of this body, the self’s listless desires, habits and needs, what are you, really? The essence. The scent beneath the senses. The immaterial you, master of shape-shifting, lover of spaciousness and form. Can you give yourself a color? A material? Are you silky? Matted? Splintered? A quilt of painted… Continue reading Considerations of Self for Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry

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First-Time Writers: How to Master Your Craft

Many of my clients are professional consultants, healers, pioneer parents, leaders in their field of mastery… ….and first-timers in the arena of writing. It’s not a scary thing. It requires no degree or experience in publication, although sometimes those things are helpful. Did you know that Ray Bradbury never went to college? Same goes for Argentinian writer,… Continue reading First-Time Writers: How to Master Your Craft

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Self-Editing Tip 2: Strike Through Vague Language! (With Writing Prompts)

Tip #2. When self-editing, your Strikethrough key loves vague language. Example: A) “I was completely obsessed with Nick.” (Mmk, common enough…we know this person is obsessed, but what does obsession look like? Strikeout that previous sentence and then ask, How can we say this more dramatically, with language the evokes, excites, stirs? Raise some brows, my dears…)… Continue reading Self-Editing Tip 2: Strike Through Vague Language! (With Writing Prompts)