Category Archives: Organizational Skills

25 Words a Day

  A fellow writer friend of mine said something recently that caught my attention. She said, “I aim to write at least 25 words a day.  That way I’m not overwhelmed before I start and am far more likely to … Continue reading

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Self Bribery – The Art of Getting Things Done

As writers, often there isn’t a boss standing over us to keep us on task.  We make our own schedules and work however we feel is best for us.  Some of us work best in the early hours of the … Continue reading

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“Open-Pit” Writing

There are several different ways of getting gold from the ground.  On one end of the spectrum is open-pit mining where they blast huge sections of dirt with dynamite and then screen and process the rubble.  On the other is … Continue reading

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The Cutting Room Floor

These last four weeks I have done more work on Mr. Manuscript than the entire summer combined.  It feels so good to move forward once again, to make progress.  I am working in the murky middle of the book trying … Continue reading

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Before I knew better…

In January of this year I wrote a lengthy post called, “Writing a Fantasy Novel: The Basic Steps”.  Looking back I can see how naïve and pretentious I was then compared to now.  At the time, I was still ankle-deep … Continue reading

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Are you a Digital Hoarder?

Thanks to channels A&E and TLC,  the world is now familiar with the bizarre world of extreme hoarders.  We aren’t talking about a cluttered closet or perhaps a spare room that becomes a catchall for items that don’t have homes.  … Continue reading

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The 4 Rules of Writing on the Road

Ah, vacation.  That dreamy time when time slows to a crawl and you can leisurely sit back and create the world’s next great bestselling novel.  The muses love a brain at rest and the thoughts flow like water on the … Continue reading

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Am I Editing, Revising, or Rewriting? (via Cassandra Jade in the Realm)

The vacation is going splendid, the kids are having a terrific time and we’ve been able to do all the different fun things planned without a single tantrum! For the blog today I would like to share a post by … Continue reading

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Another Important Reminder to Back Up Your Work!

A few months ago I went to wake up my cute little netbook, it whizzed and whirred and then ZIP, shut itself off. Being the tech savvy gal I am, I had hubby open it up and give it a … Continue reading

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Look before you leap

We have a bizarre tradition at our house, every night after we put our son to bed he sneaks out for “one more thing.”  It’s usually an extra hug or a sippy cup refill.  After that he’s happy and goes … Continue reading

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