Monthly Archives: June 2012

You can’t win if you don’t cross the finish line.

Fear. Fear of flying. Fear of failing. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of rejection. It is part of the creative process. Some people do not fear anything, yet still fail due to their inability to hear or understand … Continue reading

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Writing is solitary, Publishing is not

If you think writing a book is a one-person job then your project will be read by only one person. In reality, the path to publishing is a collaborative effort. In my previous efforts with non-fiction, I had many vendors … Continue reading

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Charlize Theron – an accidental inspiration

I received another rejection Friday. This one didn’t hurt as much others, but it did put the brakes on everything concerning my project, because of its source – a respected development editor. Planned rewrites, submissions, confidence and hope evaporated as … Continue reading

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steves silly writing rules

Only one character starting with the same first letter (no Steve and Sean and Sally) Write daily even if you don’t feel like it, sometimes a writer’s internal conflict can result in a positive session Know your ending before you … Continue reading

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3by3 Meetup.com

As a final test of the 3by3 Writing Method, a Meetup.com group has been created. Physically located in Pasadena, CA we will be working with novelists and memoirists. When the last of the real-life tests conclude, the 3by3 Writing Method … Continue reading

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My Dog Food Story

I buy dog food in a fifty-five pound bag. Every day I feed my dog one cup of the pellets. It seems impossible but little by little I empty that huge bag and have to buy another. Writing a novel … Continue reading

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Why we write

As far as I know there is no simple answer to this question. Some of us write for personal therapy. Some to mentally escape our “real” surroundings. Some of us run with the idea we are or could be the … Continue reading

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