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The (Sometimes) Joy of Rewriting

Just in time for Mercury Retrograde, I am launching into the first big rewrite of my novel.  (More on Mercury Retrograde in a moment.) The background         A green door in Pezenas, France. It's a doorway to rewriting, get it? I started this particular novel last year in late September, and finished […]

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A Writer Travels

One of the missions of this blog is to write about the writer's life, all of it, and for this writer (moi), travel for work is an integral part of it. My writing-related traveling began when I was accepted into the brief residency MFA program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and fell into the […]

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What About Not Writing?

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about creativity with a purpose.  As usual, I banged the drum for writing on a regular basis.  (This is a familiar subject matter for me, as attested to by these posts, too: Getting Up at 5 AM, Techniques for Writing Flow, and Ah, But Here's the Rub, to name […]

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When Should a Writer Write For Free?

We interrupt regular programming to bring you this guest post by Roy Burkhead, as Charlotte is beating her head against the wall at the snowstorm blanketing the city, repeating over and over, "Why, oh why, did I wait until the last minute to shop?" Enjoy! And cheer her up by commenting. Do you agree with […]

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Tips For Writing Fiction: Backstory

Before we get to the subject of tips for writing fiction, and specifically, backstory, let me remind you of the contest I’m running.  All you have to do is answer a wee survey and your name will get put in the hat for a drawing with the wonderful prize of a complimentary coaching session with […]

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