Category Archives: author

writer’s conferences have people like you – writers

Going to a writer’s conference is fun, educational and full of information for the author looking toward traditional publishing as well as tips for the self-publisher. Writing is a difficult existence. You are alone. Doubts abound. It is good feeling … Continue reading

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active versus passive writing

I seem to write in the passive tense a lot. Constant revisions help locating these weak sentences. Here is an article that helps identify passive sentences. http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/active-voice-versus-passive-voice

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The three venues for free self-publishing an overview

Here is an overview of the three choices of free self-publishing avenues that we will be detailing over the next month. There are other companies that will publish your book and you will get similar results. These companies offer more … Continue reading

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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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