Monthly Archives: August 2015

Reading, per Rowling (Inspiration)

“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary”

J. K. Rowling Continue reading

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So, Who’s My Reader?…

one big part of writing is that connection between writer and reader, and how to make that happen. This means that one of the big questions every writer should be asking is “So, who’s my reader?” Continue reading

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Do Something Different (Writing Quick Tip)

Find yourself stuck or blocked?

Haven’t written a word for hours (or days…or weeks….)?

Feel like this thing you’re working on will never, ever, ever be finished?

well, maybe it’s time to do something different Continue reading

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Going Independent?

There’s traditional publishing…

and there’s self- publishing….

and then there’s publishing through a small independent press…. Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism- Too Soft

…So why will some people lie rather than tell you the truth about those problems?… Continue reading

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A Gift, per Tan (Inspiration)

“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”

Amy Tan Continue reading

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Grammar Saves You Money and Trouble…..

I believe that you may need to break the rules of grammar in order to create specific effects. I believe that you need to know the rules first, before you can break them effectively.

And this week, I realized that grammar can also save you money and trouble. Continue reading

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Facebook Is Forever

Ran across an interesting article by N. W. Moors on writers and Facebook groups the other day

Check it out Continue reading

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Stand By and Prepare To Be Boarded!

The Enfield Pirate Faire is on the way- and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve added a food truck festival purely for your delight.

Come join our crew on September 5th and 6th on the town green in Enfield, Ct Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism – So What Is That Anyway?

I like to think of feedback, whether in writing or on other things, as being kinda like the three bears…

Some is too hard.

Some is too soft.

but constructive criticism is just right… Continue reading

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