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Daily writing habits for very busy people

“What is it about my daily rituals?  Why such pleasure in repetition?  Well, it occurs to me that I might just be practicing…being me.  Those cherished creaks in the old floorboards. The precise angle of the winter sun cheering my … Continue reading

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Stuck? Write a blurb.

Ever feel like you are stuck in the never-ending middle of your novel?  Feel like you’ve been following a plot idea that has become a dead-end?  I am trying to head toward the exciting conclusion, the third act of my … Continue reading

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Stephen King, Part II

Stephen King has got it.  That elusive writerly something that my agent kept trying to get me to add to the manuscript of my first mystery novel.  She’d scrawl in the margins, Can you make this more compelling?  Aargh!  Compelling?  … Continue reading

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Write Here, Right Now – Writing Together

Picture a hundred people sitting in a large, high-ceiling room at rows of wooden tables all quietly clicking away at keyboards.  No, not a scene from a Mad Men episode featuring the typing pool, but the second Write Here, Write … Continue reading

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