WRITING TIPS

The Unburdened Writer

I love when it rains. The soothing sound of it, the smell of it, the cleansing feel of it, dripping on my windowsill, falling lightly on my face, or even trembling at the roaring thunder from behind the curtain. Something about the rain brings me a sense of calm, even when it is stormy. The

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Stick Your Neck Out

Hey writers, I know you. I know a lot of you are the quiet type, introverted and shy. Not all of you, but most of you. It’s like part of a writer’s DNA. You’re quiet because you’re planning, scheming, plotting the next written line in your head. You are figuring out how to use your

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Painless Editing

Editing is so much fun!- said no one ever. Okay, maybe professional editors like it, but for most of us, self editing our work is like scraping our teeth against the wall. We’d rather write new stuff than edit our work. I’m talking about the pre-editing stage, prior to sending your book off to a

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Energize Your Writing

I want to talk about ENERGIZING your writing with confidence. Why? Because it is a universal truth that writers struggle with confidence. Writers fight with self-doubt. Writers ride the roller coaster of uncertainty and hesitation on a daily basis. One day you’re up, the next day down. Monday you feel energetic and believe your creations

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Perfection Infection

Ah, perfection. A creative person’s little demon. We want everything to be perfect in our work. We write and rewrite, edit and re-edit, again and again in the attempt of perfection. We want that perfect product before we let go. And it’s only natural, after all, because it will have our name on it. So,

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An Eiffel Tower Project

Have you ever thought that the project you were working on was too big and would take too much time? We have this big, fantastic idea, and then we realize just how much work would go into making it a reality. Daunting projects, however, can become history makers. Take the grand example of the construction

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The Elusive Ghost

TIME A writer’s biggest struggle, perhaps, is time. It takes time to write, it takes time to edit, to find a cover, to publish, to market… Yeah. It takes a lot of time. Not to mention the fact that you have other obligations in life. A day job possibly, a family, lunches to make and

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Wish Upon a Writing Star

When I was a little one, I would look out my window each night to wish upon a bright white star, hoping for things that little girls hope for- castles and ponies and beautiful flowing waterfalls outside my walled sanctuary. As I grew older, the wishes became more realistic (and I realized the star was

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Superhero Crush

Do you have a superhero crush? By that, I mean, do you wish YOU were a superhero? Just look at how successful superheroes are. We want that too. We want to roll through life in a fancy car or private jet and leap to the aid of innocent bystanders in distress. We want to take

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