Tag Archives: fiction

5 Cool Places to Find Writing Inspiration Online

This last week I finally finished the second draft of my book and am now taking a much needed break away from that story.  After a few weeks I’ll have the perspective I need to be able to edit and … Continue reading

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Eating your Words – Using Taste to Further Your Fiction

Once upon a time we had a discussion about the use of smell in fiction and how it can evoke an emotional response.  Today we are going to tackle another sense that is easy to forget, taste. Taste is another … Continue reading

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Know Thy Stuff – Why Research is Important

Has this happened to you? You are reading a book and starting to enjoy the story.  Part of the reason you chose this book is that it includes a subject that you are especially interested in.  The further you read … Continue reading

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Rejection and Acceptance

This week marks an important milestone, I received my first rejection letter. It wasn’t for my book, but for a short story that I sent in for Writers of the Future.  The contest is probably one of the largest out … Continue reading

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Why do I write? and the “Seed of Light” Award

Lately there have been a lot of writers posting their declarations of why they write on their blogs and other social media.  Not to be one to shun trends, I think it’s a splendid idea to pin down the real … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2012

For a brief period this year I debated with myself about participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo.  As with any debate there were the pros and cons of a month-long writing torture fest.   Should I sacrifice what little time I … Continue reading

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Plotting in the Key of D Minor

I listened to an episode of Writing Excuses, a podcast for writers, while driving across town the other day.  Dan Wells, one of the regular contributors, mentioned a technique that I thought strange and extraordinary.  He used a fugue to … Continue reading

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Be the “Lady Gaga” of the Writing World

If you are reading this there is a good chance that you too are a writer who one day aspires for greatness. There are  many ways of achieving  greatness.  You could do something so heinous that your name will be … Continue reading

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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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Here he is!

It is my joy to announce the safe arrival of Baby Daniel into the world.  He is the reason I’ve taken the several month-long break from blogging, and I might add a very cute one at that.  It still amazes … Continue reading

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