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Finally, I’m Finished!

My young adult fantasy novel was “finished” more than six months ago, maybe a year ago. Since then, I’ve been editing. Giving up. And editing some more. 267 more words

7 Evil Dwarves

Last Day of Submersion/First Day of School

Since May 1, I’ve been completely submerged in my kids. Swim team, orchestra camp, hanging out at home, camping in the Rockies. I could say they’ve swallowed me whole, but that wouldn’t be fair. 138 more words

Writers Write


Writing about writing. Writing just to write. Writing because that is what writers do. Writing because I promised myself 20 minutes of daily, focused effort. Writing and wondering if that 20 minutes includes editing, or if I get bonus points for that. 318 more words

Life Negotiations

Wednesday Wisdom 2

Another Writer’s Write article I’d like to discuss on Wednesday Wisdom is:

Top 10 Tips for Plotting your story. (© Amanda Patterson)

Write the ending first.

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Excuses, Excuses

Write even when the world is chaotic. You don’t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.

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