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Mistakes and the Process of Improvement

Learning to write well is not easy. It can be a long and difficult process, and mistakes are often made along the way. But making mistakes is no reason to feel discouraged. 4,169 more words

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Library Writer's Group: Quotes and Cliches

A writing related post! I’ve been very reading-centric so it’s a relief to write this. My library’s writers group got together about a month ago and I’m only now getting around to summing this up. 427 more words


Critiquing: Electronic or Paper?

My writing has been enriched by my friends in writing groups.  I’m in three groups, and I think I see a trend toward electronic critiquing.  Two of the groups use MeetUp, which allows us to post files in advance of a face-to-face meeting.  140 more words


Writer's block

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block!”
Is that what you’ve been told? Every aspiring writer runs into Writer’s Block at some point, because they’ve run out of ideas or steam or confidence – or all three. 489 more words


I Am The King Of The World - or, Following Your Own Rules

We can remake the world as we see fit. One of the main joys of writing stories is the ability to rewrite the rules – from giving voice and sensibility to farm animals to reimagining the laws of physics. 456 more words


The Blasted Backstory

I took a great short course on backstory at the Cape Cod Writer’s Conference last week. Michelle Hoover, the teacher, is a fine writer (literary fiction – … 185 more words


Guest Post: Why Research Is Important and How to Do It (Marie Lavender)

When my friend Belinda suggested the topic of how to do your homework when writing historical romances, I thought I’d take it a step further since I have done all kinds of research in my writing career.   3,401 more words

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