Category Archives: writing

This category addresses issues with the long process of completing a plot plan – distractions, ego, blocks and ennui

Read what you wrote, not what you think you wrote – proof reading your stuff

It happens to everyone. You proof your work. You read it and re-read it. But unless you put a finger on every word (nearly impossible with touchscreens) you won’t find those missing/wrong words. There are some tricks to self-proof reading. … Continue reading

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Writer – you can do better, read on

Yes, you’re a writer. You’ve sweated for years, worked on that story. Had friends and fellow writers critique it. I have news for you, but before I reveal my message here is a little story. I created a critique group … Continue reading

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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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Editors are so necessary for an author

There are several types of editors, but no matter where you are in your writing career, you will need an editor. No way can an author see or find all the typos, mis-matched words and plot points. In an even … Continue reading

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great writing websites

As I gather some new ideas for posts, here is a great website that lists the top 100 writing websites. http://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-for-writers-2015/#.dbc2dd:B6qa

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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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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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