Category: Writing Tips

The Meaning of Writing

Say hello to today’s guest blogger, Heather Gooden who shares something I think we all discover as writers… I’m grateful to be here guest blogging today. I was told to write about something writing related, so I decided I wanted to talk about what writing means to me. I’ve always loved to write, but for…

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Writing from the Real

  Welcome our first guest blogger of fall, David Hagerty, who tells us about how real life events inspire his stories… True events have inspired most of my work, including all three novels in my Duncan Cochrane mystery series about an Illinois governor whose daughter is murdered. For me, writing from real life offers both…

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Why I Teach, Coach and Mentor

  A few months ago a friend asked me why I decided to teach writing workshops and launch a coaching and mentoring service when it obviously cuts into my own writing time. I didn’t have to think about my response, in the same way, I didn’t think about whether or not I should teach.  Just…

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White Room Syndrome

    If you’ve ever taken one of my classes you’ll know that I’m not shy about telling you about my writing Achilles’ heel. I’m about to share it with the TWL community because I think letting others know about our weaknesses helps us all become better writers. My least favorite thing about writing (apart…

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Writing Books the Hard Way

It’s been a month or so since I’ve welcomed a guest blogger so say hello to Sorchia Dubois who’s going to tell us about her journey as a writer and how she never does things the easy way…     Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is only my 4th published book. I’m still very…

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