Category Archives: Writers at Work

Joyful Year!

As we enter a New Year fresh with opportunities, may these writerly reflections inspire us and spur us to new heights: “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’”   Alfred Lord Tennyson “I … Continue reading

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Enticing Readers

There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.”H.L. Mencken “My task, which I am trying to achieve, is, by the power of thewritten word to make you hear, to make you feel — it is before all,to make … Continue reading

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Writerly Wisdom

Writerly words of wisdom I wanted to share with you today: “Let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”         William Osler “As we approach an experience that should be fun, we should remain open to … Continue reading

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Big Story

How exciting a book launch is — even in these challenging times! It’s been thrilling to see the praise that Only the Women Are Burning, a new novel published by Apprentice House, is sparking. This is doubly true since the … Continue reading

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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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