Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sound Like You (Writer’s Quick Tip)

They say that every good writer has his or her own voice- that with the really good ones, you can tell who it is by reading them, even if you’re not told who’s writing……

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Kibbles and Kilts (Time Sensitive)

In a few days, we’ll reach the fourth and final weekend of the Robin Hood Springtime festival; and they’ve loaded the faire with good things for every faire visitor. This weekend is both Pet Lover’s weekend and the Highland Games….. Continue reading

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Time Management for Time Travellers in the Renaissance

You’ve passed through the gates

of the renaissance,

but you only have so much time.

What’s a time traveller to do?…

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Criminal Books, per Jefferson (Inspiration)

“I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. ”

Thomas Jefferson

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Late Breaking Discount at Robin Hood Springtime Festival

I’ve been getting my medieval on at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival for the last two weekends,

And I’d love to have you hey nonny nonny yourself down here and have some renaissance fun as well.

To make that happen, I’ve just gotten access to a book of coupons for the faire that I’d like to share with you. It includes a discount on admission and a very special coupon from you know who….

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Play It Loud…

As I noted in “Hush, Hush”, my 5/17 post, sometimes you need to keep things quiet so that the sounds around you don’t distract you from your writing.

Sometimes, on the other hand, you need to take the opposite approach…
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The Romance of the Middle Ages (Time Sensitive)

That’s right. It’s romance weekend coming up in a few days at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival, and you should be part of it. Ladies and gentlemen both, this is your time to score major affection points with the person you care for in the romantic ambiance of the Middle Ages…… Continue reading

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Do Something Physical (Writing Quick Tip)

Studies show that one good remedy for writer’s block is to do something physical. By doing something that uses different parts of your body and mind, it seems to break you out of a pattern of mental grid lock, and the enhanced oxygen you get if you work up a sweat helps to nourish those brain cells…..

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Truth, per Hemingway (Inspiration)

“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.”

Ernest Hemingway
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English 101

To write well, you need to know the rules of grammar.

After you know them, you may choose to break them, but first you have to know them….

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