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Chapter 3 (Rough) of The Sequel to Inn Significant

Once again, in the spirit of National Novel Writing Month (#nanowrimo), I am sharing what I’m working on thus far. Today’s chapter represents 3,093 words, so I’m at about 7,000 words so far, which, quite frankly, is a little behind the 8-ball for this point in November. 3,283 more words

On Life

Bare List on Blankness

As the icy rain poured down over the back porch I took a deep swig of my dark roast coffee, it’s steam warming my face against the chill of the early morning and thought “This is a day God made for writing.” I opened my latest project full of quiet excitement for what this scenic day would bring. 377 more words

First Drafts: Where It All Begins

Writing a first draft

Every new writing project begins its life as a first draft. All published work begins as a first draft. All unpublished work also begins as a first draft. 1,019 more words


What writers say about Writing

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. 

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Writing Tip -- Doubting Yourself

Over the past few years, I’ve been working, off and on, on the Halloween murder mystery I described last week. I hadn’t touched it in several months when I sat down to work on the first draft last Friday. 227 more words

Writing Tips

Keeping it going

There are times when the project I’m working on just isn’t working, the words don’t seem to want to flow and the characters appear to be on sabbatical. 111 more words


Keep Writing

Sometimes you have to tell your inner voice to shut up and write. Trust in your process and keep writing.