Tag Archives: Inspiration

The Idea Notebook

Fellow writer friends of mine have talked about how ideas seem to attack them at random. It’s as if this happens constantly and if they don’t stop what they’re doing immediately, they will forget their bolt of inspiration and it … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Beating the Murky Middle

Saturday marks the halfway point for all you NaNo writers out there, that means you should be nearing or hopefully passing the 25,000 word mark in your new drafts.  It’s usually around now when the story starts falling apart and … Continue reading

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Inspiration for all those NaNo’s out there

It’s day five of NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) and it’s fast approaching the time when people are starting to fall behind and get discouraged.  I’m here to pick you up by your bootstraps and give you the support and … Continue reading

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Things that Inspire – Pinterest

The digital world is full of different ways to share and communicate with friends, family, and complete strangers.  My newest favorite way to explore new ideas is through Pinterest, one of the new kids in social networking. In a nutshell, … 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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Writer Mom Comic “Interrupted” (Kind of…)

Months ago I started work on the next installation of the Writer Mom comic.  I spent a few hours penciling and inking and was almost done and ready to post.  Then I did the unthinkable – I put it in … Continue reading

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A Fine Line between Dream and Reality

When it comes to crazy dreams the one that assaulted me last night is a new winner.  I blame it on last night’s overindulgence, too many cookies and sweets followed by trying to untangle the knotted mess of my manuscript … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #33 – Quotes for Writers from Writers

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.  ~Isaac Asimov Write down the thoughts of the moment.  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.  ~Francis … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #25 – “Flylady” Marla Cilley

“None of us have enough time, yet we all have the same amount. It is time that we quit whining about this and accept that we can’t get it all done and just do what we can.” “Not every paper … Continue reading

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I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eye Peas

It is motivational Monday and do I have a treat for you!  Many of you know of my weakness for great music and dancing; today’s choice is a great mix of both.  I present the flash mob dance and live … Continue reading

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