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5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

April 10, 2014
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5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

You are a writer!It is not too late into the year to think about what you can do to improve your writing. Here are five steps to improve your writing: Write every day because practice does make perfect. Even if it is only one hundred words that you end up throwing out. The discipline of…

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Voracious Reader Syndrome

April 4, 2014
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Voracious Reader Syndrome

If you have three or more of the following symptoms, you could have voracious reader syndrome and there is only one treatment for it! You know what TBR (To Be Read) stands for and your TBR pile never comes to an end. Ever. The first…

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Staying Inspired

March 27, 2014
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Staying Inspired

Sometimes keeping the writing engines revving is all about staying inspired. Lately I have been attempting to dip my toes into the pool of finding an agent. The process is a bit harsh to one’s self esteem, and I found myself going back to my…

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Before You Submit

March 20, 2014
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Before You Submit

“Use Grammarly for online proofreading because you want readers to be entertained by your story, not your typos.” Since last September, I have been a fiction reader at a literary magazine run by the Graduate English Program at Florida State University. We receive hundreds of…

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Writing Spaces and Places

March 20, 2014
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What are your favorite writing spaces?

I read a lot about the different writing spaces and places that writers choose, and I have a love-hate relationship with articles about writers’ desks and offices. On the one hand, I enjoy seeing the spaces where creative work happens. I am intrigued by the…

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10 Signs You Are A Writer

March 15, 2014
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10 Signs You Are A Writer

As I sat one night watching a movie on DVD, I thought I could have written that better. And then I thought, wait–most people when watching a movie don’t think that, even if they didn’t like the movie. They move on with their lives. It…

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Lost in Translation

March 8, 2014
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The hardest part of writing is getting the story from inside my head and onto the paper. For the most part, the story is very clear in my mind. The book I want to write plays out like a movie reel in my head: there…

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How to Create Good Dialogue

February 26, 2014
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How to Create Good Dialogue

Recently I have been obsessed with dialogue and how to create good dialogue. When I say “good” I mean creating dialogue that moves the story ahead, that has a purpose rather than just taking up space. Part of this new found obsession is because I…

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Writing Romance

February 23, 2014
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Writing Romance

Writing romance is, in my view, a much underrated pastime. I read, and write, all kinds of genres, but most of all I love writing romance. For me, there is nothing like the satisfaction of dragging your hero and heroine kicking and screaming through the…

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Discipline

February 15, 2014
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Discipline

Sometimes, I find it hard to be disciplined about writing, especially when I am busy with work and family. I realize that if I want to make the jump from amateur to professional, then I better pull myself together, buckle down and get the work…

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4 Goals Not to Make

February 13, 2014
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4 Goals Not to Make

It is a new year! New goals and new goals-in-the-making (dreams). If you are like me, you have made several resolutions for this year. It is the second month and time to reevaluate some of your resolutions. The key is that you want attainable, perhaps…

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