Author Archives: Rebecca E. Neely

Consciously Unskilled: Ferreting Out the “I Don’t Know What I Don’t Knows”

Recently I attended a Mindsets and Behaviors training course for my day job. A two day session, I found the topics absolutely fascinating. Discussions included personalities, our own and our peers’, interaction, and the concept of adult learning. Basically, it … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward by Rebecca E. Neely

If you follow my personal blog, or I’ve hosted you, you know I’m always interested in finding ways to save time, and boost productivity during the writing process. Recently, however, I was inspired by an article I read about paying … Continue reading

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Fascinated By Foley by Rebecca E. Neely

About a week ago, I came across a documentary on TV about a Foley Artist. What’s that you say? I’d never heard of it either, and found myself completely fascinated by the documentary, and the artistry. Per Wikipedia, “Foley artists create … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Say by Rebecca E. Neely

We, as writers, spend hours, days, months, years, searching for ways to tell stories and say things in compelling ways. However, the longer I write, I find what I don’t say is equally, if not sometimes, more important to the … Continue reading

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Attention Hoagie (and Book) Lovers! by Rebecca E. Neely

“I guess there are advantages to having an aunt who owns a restaurant,” Hank said over a mouthful of hoagie. “I’d say.” Jack watched intently as she licked a dab of sauce from her knuckle. Hot damn, she made that … Continue reading

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Messy Is Half the Fun by Rebecca E. Neely

I like messy – during the creative process that is. It’s taken me some time to realize it, more to admit it, and even longer to embrace it, but now that I have, I’m basking in it. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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Wide Open Spaces by Rebecca E. Neely

Wide open spaces—the Dixie Chicks twang about needing them, and recently I found them–or perhaps they found me–in the cascading, pristine mountains of Western Pennsylvania. A swath of road cut through the countryside, amid field and farm, tree and green. The … Continue reading

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Outlining — The Best of Both Worlds

The first book I wrote, and sold (there’s two ‘starter’ books under my bed) I created an outline – sort of. But when I started writing my second book, it threw me for a bit of a loop. It’s a … Continue reading

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My Top 10 for the 5 Ws and 1 H by Rebecca E. Neely

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Wow. I think I started using these simple, but powerful interrogative words when I was in sixth grade, for ‘current events’ projects. Each week, we had to select a newspaper or magazine article, and summarize it for … Continue reading

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Diners, Introductions and Debuts by Rebecca E. Neely

Greetings! Since this is my first blog with Soul Mate Publishing, I’d like to introduce myself, but not by telling you about my years of writing experience, my likes, etc.—that’s covered in my bio. Instead, I thought I’d share a … Continue reading

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