Celebration and Introspection

When I was a child, my birthday was my favorite day. For that day, I was the princess. I could ask for whatever I wanted to eat. Typically, I had a birthday party. I was given gifts, usually ones I really loved. And, everyone made me feel special…

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7 Ways to Make Writing Easier

… But is writing hard? If you think about it, writing is expressing yourself. One of the first things we do as small children is learn to talk. And, children are some of the most creative creatures on earth in their efforts to get their messages across. They get fed, clothed, and cared for because they’ve mastered the art of communication.

Before you settle for one elemental way of communicating—a good, long cry—consider these seven ways to set yourself up for writing success. …

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Name That Book!

How many books hook you when all you know is the title? Before you even open the cover?

Most books should grab the prospective reader/buyer by the time he or she reads the cover matter.

So, how do you find the right name for your book?

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Choosing Your Topic: Make It True

…Fiction authors need to be equally sensitive to providing details. Research is important. If a character is alive in the 1800s, for instance, how did he or she get places, what did they wear, what level of education did they possess, how were their homes furnished, what did they do for a living, what was daily life like, etc.?…

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Having a Plan – and Putting It into Action

Not exactly a New Year’s resolution, I decided that it was a good idea to have a more regular presence among the people who have expressed interest in writing and what I have to say.

So, you may have noticed that I’ve been writing more regularly. I plan – and having a plan is a great idea – to write and post my comments, thoughts and reactions to life and its many manifestations on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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