Tag: writing a novel

Virtual Writing Retreat

    No guest blogger today so I thought I’d use this opportunity to tell you about the virtual writing retreat that starts June 2nd and runs through August 31st and taught by yours truly. It’s divided into three sections, you can take one, two or all three. I’m hoping as lots of actual writing…

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NaNoWriMo-The Homestretch

  It’s November 14th and if you’re taking this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge, guess what? You’re heading in the homestretch. The end is in sight. YAY! What a minute you say, I started out strong, I’ve been writing every day but I don’t think I can make it until November 30th. HELP! I felt the same…

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Hi Susan-Picking Genres

Time once again to dive into the Hi Susan e-mail pile. I picked this question from Marc who wrote… I’m just starting out as an author and researching the type of book I want to write. Should I go with similar books that I see on the bestseller lists? An easy answer, no. Sounds counterproductive to…

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How To Stand Out From The Crowd

  I probably don’t need to tell you that being a writer is a competitive business. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, it’s a crowded pursuit. I remember talking to a fellow freelance writer and he said something that stuck with me even to this day. Writers are just like dogs all going after the…

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The Words of Ernest Hemingway

The other day I was searching a site that had quotes by famous authors. This one by Ernest Hemingway jumped out at me… Write Drunk Edit Sober Maybe he intended us to take that literally, maybe not. Either way, he summed up the writing process perfectly. I always tell my students if there’s only one…

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