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Finding Your Writing Groove

With the beginning of fall and everyone returning to a more normal schedule, you’d think there would be more time to write. Not necessarily so when you consider school prep, after-school activities, errands that still require running. And, for the … Continue reading

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Cell Phones and Creativity: The Balance of Technology

I live for the last four months of the year. The transition to cooler weather does something magical, making me feel more in tune with my body and mind. Due to all the extra sparkly connectivity, I’m usually at my … Continue reading

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Putting the “Co” in Co-Editing, by Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko

Anyone who co-works a project with someone knows there are rewards as well as problems in the process. Differing opinions, opposing work ethic, power struggles, etc., those stumbling blocks are all real and frustrating. On the reward side: satisfaction for … Continue reading

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BLURBING FOR SUCCESS! by Char Chaffin

  The Back Cover Blurb. Yes, I’ve said it; spoken that dreaded three-word whammy. Back Cover Blurb. By now there are authors blanching dead white and running for the hills as fast as their legs will carry them. Others might … Continue reading

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Singing the Literary Songs – Elle Hill

A week ago, I completed a poetry half-marathon. A full marathon asked poor, abused poets to pen a poem an hour for twenty-four hours. Wimps like me who appreciate a comfy night’s sleep could opt for a half-marathon, which demanded … Continue reading

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The Eyes and Ears of a Writer

A few days ago I woke up and began my day with a typical morning routine—let the dog outside, brew a pot of coffee, check emails, and so on. With a mountain of tasks looming ahead of me, I scurried … Continue reading

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Closing the Arcs: Walking Hand in Hand with My Characters

I am finishing Storm Watch, the third book in the Unfinished Business series. Synchronicities, a theme I touched on last time, abound. It’s been difficult to keep up the momentum, but it’s not writer’s block. Storm Watch is more than half complete. I have lived with these characters for over 10 years. But I have lived with myself for many more, which is probably the reason. Continue reading

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