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Staying Strong

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success As a NaNoWriMo winner (she’s written 50,000-word novels every November for years), Kyrce Swenson knows about staying motivated. Here’s some advice she passed on a while ago on that we can all use, … Continue reading

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Reader Friendly

Easy reading is damned hard writing.”   Nathaniel Hawthorne “You know, I’ve read your last story, and I ought to have returned it weeks ago. It isn’t right. It’s almost right. It almost works. But not quite. You are too … Continue reading

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Extreme Effort

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources….the human individual lives usually … Continue reading

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Go-for-it Grit!

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources….the human individual lives usually … Continue reading

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Relaxing Recharges

Here’s something I’ve learned during my years of freelancing that I’ve found very helpful in my creative writing: the importance of taking time to decompress, relax, and renew. As a freelancer in marketing communications, I worked on a project basis. … Continue reading

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Accidental Storyteller

The usual masculine disillusionment is in discovering that a woman has a brain.”Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell’s birthday. Creator of Gone with the Wind, is coming up! She was born on November 8, 1900. In her honor, I’m sharing the inside story … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Peace Peace flows into me As the tide to the pool by the shore; It is mine forevermore, It will not ebb like the sea. I am the pool of blue That worships the vivid sky; My hopes were heaven-high, … Continue reading

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To Believe

From Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by David Gerrold: “Readers come to your story wanting to believe. To create believability, you have to believe in it yourself—because if you don’t believe in it, how can … Continue reading

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Authors Ahoy!

There is a time when you have your artist’s hat on and a time when you have your seller hat, your professional hat on…Platforming and branding amplify your reach. Both make it easier to sell your writing.”   Hillary DePiano “Author … Continue reading

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Climbing Higher

A story: In the 1920s, Sir Edmund Mallory led an expedition to try to conquer Mount Everest. The first expedition he led failed. So did the second. Then, with a team of the highest quality, all killed climbers, Mallory made … Continue reading

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