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The Writer’s brain

The brain of a writer is a curious thing. Where do you get your ideas? A question often asked, but never truly explained. Idea triggers come from everywhere, and send a message into the writer’s brain that then fires off … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Business of Writing

After a year of very serious writer’s block, I’ve tried lots of things to kickstart my imagination. But nothing seemed to be working. I puttered with a new Western Contemporary (a first for me), and with the fourth book in … Continue reading

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Me No Words Back Blurb – Elle Hill

Okay, but for reals, I suck at writing back cover blurbs. And titles. And synopses. How is it I can pen a 75K-word novel no problem, but come time to write the back cover blurb, my verbal capacity transforms into … Continue reading

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The Words Didn’t Flow, So I Switched Genres

I thought it was because I was writing the last book in the series and needed to leave a world behind and enter another. Nope.  The last time I worked on the second novel in my urban fantasy series was during NaNoWriMo. There has been no motivation to do the research or to write it. It’s like the characters moved away. Continue reading

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Trudging Through the Garbage

Stephen King was the first to call it as he saw it. In his amazing book, On Writing, he refers, unabashedly, to first drafts as “shitty” (I’m quoting King here). Is this true? Maybe, maybe not. As a writer, I … Continue reading

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Beat the Block.

Yeah, yeah, this has been done a million times before. But not by me! 😛 Today I’m talking about Writer’s Block, this enigmatic phenomena of when your creative brain hits a wall in a juicy explosion of frustrating glory. And … Continue reading

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The Blank Page by Angela Scavone

The computer cursor blinks at you, waiting expectantly for you to write something brilliant. However, you stare back at that blank page thinking “Curse you, damn cursor!”  The dreaded blank page and writers block. It’s a phenomenon that happens to … Continue reading

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