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Starting a 'movement' of voice

I go to conferences sometimes.  I always present something because I don’t see any point in going unless my name is on the docket and — reality — it is now the only way to get money to go. 1,296 more words

Three steps to a smoother writing style

This week Joanna Penn invited me to her podcast to talk about writing style and voice, which you can see in a few weeks’ time. We got so involved in the subject that we didn’t finish her question list and this point didn’t make the cut. 679 more words

How To Write A Book

Come, hear, enjoy

It has a yellow awning.  To me that is a good sign.  It is an unconventional place, a boutique of children’s clothes.  That’s good too.  It’s in Beverly, close to home.   50 more words



Many times here and on blogs before, I bemoaned the loss of my (writing) voice. In truth it also involved the loss of my state of normal. 327 more words

Diary Of A Middle Age Woman Writer

The Power of Three

Three is a magic number.  There’s the Holy Trinity.  Death is supposed to come in three’s. There are the gallant Three Musketeers.  Every atom has three parts, protons, neutrons and electrons.   234 more words

Life In General

Using Parentheses in Fiction Writing

So, I was reading this book a while back. It was a pretty awesome book, too: great characters, intriguing plot, marvelous descriptions, skillful world-building. Everything was moving along as smooth as can be, and then – WHAM! 915 more words

Writer Stuff

The Devil is in the revisions

I did it once, now I have to do it again.  The 107th is too long, too rambling to be published. So now I  am reading through it, marking it with more red ink than I ever imagined.   79 more words