Monthly Archives: October 2018

Day 17: I Sit and Ponder…

Every day that I open WordPress, I sit for a while and think about what I’ll write, like most of us writers do when confronted with a blank page or screen.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am a pantser, so … Continue reading

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Day 16: Someday

I’m going to tell you something that you already know…someday isn’t guaranteed.  We, as writers, keep that day in our head as our finish line when we’re working on our passion piece of writing.  You can’t do that.  I’m about … Continue reading

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Day 15: The Strange Ways That Things Come About (A Cautionary Tale)

This is the story of my novel, Rapture, and the not exactly linear way that it all began.  Back in early 2008, I stumbled across a group of creatives on, OMG, MySpace.  1 of them was Tony, a writer and … Continue reading

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Day 14: Don’t Do This

Do not, I repeat, do not sit around and wait for your genius to be discovered.  Do you know how the publisher that optioned Rapture found me?  I was posting excerpts of it on the website deviantArt.  There are all … Continue reading

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Day 13: Uniquity

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you truly are unique…as a person and as a writer.  No one can put your words on a blank page the same way that you do.  And even if you’re … Continue reading

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Day 12: Just Share

I’ve covered the subject of worrying about what people will think of your writing but it’s such a major issue that we face as writers that I don’t think I can cover it enough.  Why are you a writer?  Do … Continue reading

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Day 11: It’s Not You, It’s Them

No matter how good your writing is there’s no guarantee that other people will like it.  Yes, that’s a little tough love.  1 person just isn’t into the genre.  Another doesn’t like your phrasing.  That 1 thinks it’s too high … Continue reading

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Day 10: Some Days Ya Got Nothin’

We’ve all been there…the notebook is open to a blank page, the pens or pencils are laid out, that infernal cursor is blinking on the blank computer screen, the blank index cards sit there in a stack, steam is rising … Continue reading

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Day 9: Taking Care of Ourselves

We all need breaks especially when you’re juggling writing, home, significant others, work, kids, critters, friends, etc….  We all like to think that we’re superhuman, but we’re not and we have to have some downtime to rest, recharge and restore.  … Continue reading

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Day 8: When the Words Just Won’t Flow

Some days, we sit down and the words flow so quickly that our typing/writing just can’t keep up.  Other days we sit and stare at a blank page while willing the words to come.  It is so far beyond frustrating … Continue reading

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