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Voracious Reader Syndrome

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 thing you read in the Sunday paper is the book…

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Staying Inspired

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 finished novel and examining and reexamining it for flaws. This…

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10 Signs You Are A Writer

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 got me to thinking about what separates us writers from…

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The Basic Rules

The Basic Rules

Grammar and Punctuation Recently, while sending out my current work-in–progress (WIP) to the round of agents, I came across an agent’s blog that was downright scary. The spelling and punctuation were atrocious. She even violated a basic rule of using a plural verb form with a singular noun. It was quite annoying; after all, are…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Writing Environment

10 Ways to Improve Your Writing Environment

Your work space is often one of the most neglected areas in your home, unless you are procrastinating then it suddenly becomes the star of your organizing tirade. Here are ten things you can do to improve your writing workspace. Get a Plant Improve the air quality while giving yourself something pretty to look at.…

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10 Ways to Suck Up to Your Editor

10 Ways to Suck Up to Your Editor

We all want to make a good impression on the one holding the strings to our publishing career. The internet is abounding with tips on how to write this or how to write that but no one really tells you how to suck up to your editor. You could: 1. Send Flowers – Spring is…

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Why A Writer’s Life Sucks

Why A Writer’s Life Sucks

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.” ~ John Steinbeck It is a beautiful, sunny day here in Ireland and more than anything I want to be outside. The last…

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8 Reasons Writers Are Lonely

8 Reasons Writers Are Lonely

Fred Hobsen said, “The loneliest people in the world we writers are.” But really, it is not that writers are lonely so much as they work alone and spend a lot of time alone with imaginary characters. If writers were genuinely lonely these might be a few reasons why: Most of their friends are online.…

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