Making Goals

January 1, 2008
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Making Goals

You are a writer!It’s that time again, time to design your yearly goals for 2008. It is time to carve them into stone. It is time to send them out into the cosmos. Do whatever you need to do to get your mojo going! THINK about your goals. Feel free to jot down a bunch…

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Last Minute Gifts for Writers

December 16, 2007
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Last Minute Gifts for Writers

I personally don’t know any writers who don’t like books. What’s better than having someone pick out a book for you? Why picking out your own of course! Amazon offers gifts certificates via paper or email that are a great last minute shopping gift for that writer on your list and it lets the writer…

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Marlene Castricato

December 12, 2007
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Marlene Castricato

BIW Member Interview Marlene Castricato is tenacious by definition. She backpacked around the world for three years and worked on a cruse ship as a senior officer for seven years. At forty-five, Marlene is a stay at home mom, nurturing her five year old daughter, ten year old son; ageless, but childlike husband and their…

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Gifts for Writers

December 8, 2007
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Gifts for Writers

Have you thought about what you want for Christmas this year? Here are a few suggestions to send along to the present buyer in your house. Or perhaps you know a writer you want to spoil. Godiva Chocolates – What’s a writing space without some chocolate. Godiva chocolate has some of the most decadent chocolate…

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Nano Round-Up

December 1, 2007
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The 2007 NanoWriMo is finally over. It was a long month. Looking back I see all the mistakes along the way that I let prevent me from making my goal. The most obvious was not sticking to my daily goal and thinking I could make it up the next day or the day after that.…

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Author Q & A’s

November 29, 2007
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Here are two author Q & A’s to get you thinking about next week: Stephanie Gayle My Summer of Southern Discomfort is Stephanie Gayle’s first novel. This Somerville, Massachusetts native is a MIT Administrative Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology by day and a writer by night; although she likes to think of writing as…

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Many Thanks to You All

November 22, 2007
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Many Thanks to You All

Many blessing to you and yours. About Maureen WoodM. E. Wood lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband of fifteen years. She has been moderating BIW for over nine years and works on the Internet. You can learn more about her projects on her official website.Web | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | More Posts…

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Real Procrastination

November 21, 2007
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My friend Keris was talking about this article by Oliver Burkeman on her blog and after reading about it I knew I had to share with you. Here’s a relevant quote from the article and a link to it so you can read his three excellent tips: Real procrastination, which afflicts an estimated 20% of…

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Websites for Writers – Words for Rice

November 18, 2007
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Websites for Writers – Words for Rice

This site is a great vocabulary builder. I love learning new words and this is a simple and easy way of doing it as well as an educational form of procrastination. The best part though? Every time someone gets a word right in the quiz, the site donates 10 grains of rice to the United…

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Getting Through Writer’s Block

November 9, 2007
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Getting Through Writer’s Block

A fellow writer asked me this today: “Tell me….how do you break your writers block?? I feel so blocked… and it’s been so long since I did some creative writing. When I try to write, it feels stale, and unoriginal.” Everyone has their own way of working through their writer’s block. The problem, I think,…

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Kathy Priebe

November 5, 2007
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Kathy Priebe

BIW Member Interview Kathy Priebe is the author of “Stones of Iris” serial, “The Stones of Iris” book edition and “The Littlest Mermaid” available at LuLu.com. Her non-fiction piece “What Does A Grandma Do?” was printed in Lakeland’s Write On 2000 issue and reprinted in the 2001 issue. Moe: When did you know you wanted…

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