Monthly Archives: February 2013

Who is writing your Book?

From the up coming 3by3 Writing Method – Planning, Writing and Finishing Your Novel Workbook “An amazing thing happens during the process of writing a novel: creativity takes over from your conscious mind.  It can happen that you begin writing … Continue reading

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Great ideas need a plan

From the upcoming The 3by3 Writing Method Planning, Writing and Finishing Your Novel Workbook Inspiration for a book can come from many places. It could be an amazing life experience, an overheard story, a nightmare, a bizarre image that drifts … Continue reading

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Problem- going back and constantly rewriting the first 3 chapters

Many beginning writers constantly rewrite the first three to five chapters of their book. There are a few reasons for this malady. 1 – The enthusiastic writer had a “great idea,” but did not plan to the middle or end … Continue reading

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Revisions bring your story to life!

No one throws 80,000 to 100,000 words into a computer and then suddenly comes up with a bestseller. No one writes a book in ninety days. No one writes one version of a book and never changes a word, plot, … Continue reading

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Its a slow side road to social media highway if you can’t pay the toll

I have been of the persuasion that until you have an income you dont spend money I have also noticed the faster you go, the more it costs; jet versus bike.  Hiring a room full of programmers versus me. And … Continue reading

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Exercise Stimulates Creativity

From the upcoming workbook for the 3by3 Writing Method: Planning, Writing and Finishing Your Novel “Exercise Stimulates Creativity You write with your conscious mind, but you create in conjunction with your subconscious. One of the ways that this creative teamwork … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s a discovery from within

There are times in our project when we can’t get into our character’s emotions and it’s not the book or plot that’s blocked. Sometimes it’s us. As writers we are often actors. We write a character’s actions and dialogue by … Continue reading

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Adding descriptions and character details

Rewriting is often a surgical process. It isn’t about cutting dozens of pages and then rewriting them. Often it is adding that one sentence about a character’s scar on her hand, or the frost on the car’s windshield that needs … Continue reading

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You have to start before you can finish… and finish before you rewrite.

A common problem with beginning writers is constantly returning to the first three or four chapter and reworking them. This is often an issue with not knowing the entire plot or then end of the book. So, the author returns … Continue reading

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You have to start before you can finish and finish before you rewrite.

A common problem with beginning writers is constantly returning to the first three or four chapter and reworking them. This is often an issue with not knowing the entire plot or then end of the book. So, the author returns … Continue reading

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