Archive for November 2009

Getting Outside

We writers are a focused bunch. Focused and determined. I’ve had many a conversation with fellow writer friends about how consumed we can become in this whole writing thing. With blogging and working on stories and writer forums and brainstorming about new story ideas, one can easily spend as much or more time in this…

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Photoshop Friday

I’m cheating this week and reusing an old Photoshop Friday. That said, I’m doing it for a good reason. Today I bring up my castle analogy to announce that, as of this week, I have officially approached The Wall. Don’t understand what I mean? Well, just read on and you will : THE CASTLE Imagine…

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On Courage

Writing is a tough business. It takes determination, skill, endurance, and, as I’ve learned these past few months, courage. There are several types of courage that we need as writers. The courage to write what’s in our hearts. The courage to submit our work. The courage to face criticism. Today, I want to focus on…

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Photoshop Friday

Heard of the book, The Little Engine that Could? How about the spin off, The Little Book that Could? I’ve got a new one for you. This one is all about my novel/perma-WiP, Searcher. I call it: The Little Book that Couldn’t Shut Up Nearly 15 months ago, when I first started working on this…

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But . . . he’s so HOT!

I’ve been reading a certain YA novel (which shall remain unnamed,) and there’s much I enjoy about it, but one thing is driving me crazy. Early on in the story, the main character falls madly in love with the requisite Bad Boy, and the only reason I can see is that he is so dangerously…

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Photoshop Friday

I love reality shows. I’m not ashamed to admit that. Especially the reality competition shows. I guess I relate to people fiercely striving to live their dreams. Anyway, today I was envisioning the next big hit. I call it: America’s Next Bestseller It starts with eager writers all over the country gathering to New York…

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Nan-oh NO she didn’t!

I’ve been reading all these posts on NaNoWriMo lately and feeling very jealous. I find myself waxing nostalgic on the joys of writing that first draft. There’s really nothing like it. It’s raw creativity mode. Anything goes. Just go with your ideas and let them soar. It occurred to me that it’s been seven (almost…

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