Category Archives: Writers at Work

Original Oscar

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”   Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde is a favorite of mine. Perhaps its his amazing range: He could go from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat, from the wicked humor of The Importance of Being … Continue reading

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Timely Tips

Along with consistent practice, getting expert advice from seasoned writers is one of the keys to honing our craft: a few pithy words on the writing process may be the only spark we need to push us to the next … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster

“Of some new ferment at work in him Nick Lansing himself was equally aware. He was a better judge of the book he was trying to writing than either Suzy or Strefford; he knew its weaknesses, its treacheries, its tendency … Continue reading

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Kindness Counts

“Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” Plato “What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?” George Eliot “Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.” Henry Burton A cautionary … Continue reading

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“Conveying Excitement”

Graham Greene on writing one of his earliest books and his later revision approach: “My long studies of Percy Lubbock’s The Craft of Fiction had taught me the importance of ‘the point of view,’ but not how to convey physical … Continue reading

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Harper Helps

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “You can go to France and mention Boo Radley, and people will know who you mean.” To Kill a Mockingbird fan Today is Harper Lee’s birthday, so let’s ponder her greatest triumph for … Continue reading

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The Key

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com Words of wisdom from a commencement address at Emerson College by award-winning filmmaker, SpikeLee: “I think that amongst young people today, this being the age of instant gratification, everybody wants it now. Young … Continue reading

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Mary Amazes

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com Mary Higgins Clark, known as the “Queen of Suspense,” penned page-turning thrillers beloved by millions of readers worldwide. When she passed earlier this week at 92, she was still writing. She launched her … Continue reading

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Carr Counsels

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more.” That’s how bestselling author Debbie Macomber described her response to Robyn Carr’s “Virginia River” series. Who wouldn’t want a … Continue reading

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Young Readers

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day began when my children were little and I was going to story time at bookstores nearly every week. Did all children know the pleasure of spending … Continue reading

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