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How to Build a Writing Habit and Have Fun!

Writing can be a lonely pursuit, with much of the work taking place alone with your computer. Sometimes finding the motivation to write can be a struggle. One of the greatest gifts any writing community gives is a nudge to … Continue reading

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An Agent Reads the Slush Pile by C. D. Hersh

A while back, before the new COVID normal, we used to go to Writer’s Conferences. At one of the ones we attended literary agent Kristin Nelson, of the Nelson Literacy Agency, read a selection of two-page openings from attendees’ books. … Continue reading

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The 7 Ps of Plotting by Catherine Castle

I love alliteration, and lists of alliteration. So, with the aim of adding a new twist to an old narrative, (did you catch that alliteration?) I’ve taken a few permissions with plotting and renamed the familiar parts—but not the nitty … Continue reading

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PLOTTR: Is It Right for You? by CiCi Cordelia

As Cheryl and I have been upping our CiCi Cordelia game, we find ourselves on the lookout for new tools and ways to improve our creativity. Especially since we have decided to continue writing in the nineteenth-century Western Historical world … Continue reading

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Seven ways to stop Writer’s Procrastination by Catherine Castle

ph photo from pixabay   In this time of COVID I hear authors talking about being unable to write, myself included.  I’m not having trouble writing my blogs, but getting back to the books–that’s a whole ‘nother issue. So, I … Continue reading

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Unique Words-How Many Have You Used? by C.D. Hersh

  We have a ritual we indulge in when a book is finished. Besides chocolate and whooping and hollering.  By finished, we mean the words are down on the virtual page. Not the final words but close enough that we … Continue reading

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Organizing tips

Organizing all the things can be hard and it’s pretty easy to drop the ball if you have too many must-do’s on your list. For authors, life can be a mess of deadlines, ideas scribbled on bits of coffee stained … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Revising Your Writing from C.D. Hersh

      This spring my husband (and writing partner) and I took advantage of a beautiful and unusually warm May day and cleaned two years worth of bird droppings and green mold from the railings and edges of our … Continue reading

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Reflection Makes You and Your Characters Stronger

By Jeanine Englert I have a confession to make: I didn’t have a Facebook account until March of 2018 when I became a Golden Heart Finalist. And the first time I got a “memory” on Facebook, I was annoyed. Why … Continue reading

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Hello, Hemingway!

This week I discovered the most wonderful app on the planet. If I’d had this, I wonder if I’d needed to spend all those $$$ on an MFA . . . just kidding. But seriously, this app can be extremely … Continue reading

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