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Auntie Doris's Road to Publication #5: Searching for the Sweetcorn

Writing is easy. As far as I am concerned. Or at least it has been since I passed over to the other side. All I have to have is an idea and off I go. 598 more words


Auntie Doris's Road to Publication #4: The Oxford University Press

To the chief commissioning editor
Oxford University Press
Oxford University

Dear Sir (or Madam)
My name is Auntie Doris, I died in 1995 at the age of 81. 554 more words


#NaNo Tips: "Stealing" Writing Time

Awhile back, I was at a church where the pastor’s sermon topic was on tools to becoming a more godly parent. (Needless to say, as a single, childless person, if I’d known ahead of time this is what the topic was going to be, I probably would have found a way to keep from being obligated to go.) So I spent the twenty-five minutes of the sermon time brainstorming the next couple of scenes of the story I was working on at the time, while still listening to why parents shouldn’t let their boys take lessons from Ray Rice on how to treat women, nor allow their girls to take behavior and fashion lessons from Miley Cyrus. 888 more words


Slapping yourself into realizing: “You did it.” - Accepting that you’ve achieved a goal.

About a week ago, I was planning on writing an article about coming to terms with failure. By failure, I mean not achieving a goal. 508 more words

Jennifer M. Eaton

Auntie Doris's Road To Publication #3: Talking to Grandma

I have never been asked so many ruddy questions. I thought that I was in for a quiet life after I stopped writing a little homily every day, and let my nephew Michael edit the ones that I have already written. 708 more words

Life After Death

Finding Your Beginning in “The End”: Ending Your Beginning

And now we come to the point at which we actually discuss finding your beginning in the ending of your story. (And only the sixth post of the series? 831 more words


Finding Your Beginning in "The End": The Importance of Finishing Your First Draft

If you know the ending of a story,
you’ll know the beginning,
but if you know the beginning,
you won’t necessarily know the ending.

–Steven James, … 1,000 more words