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Often I like to take time to reassess, recalibrate, review and revise. Writing is a lonely occupation. I wonder sometimes why an all-consuming talent such as this was given to me. When I sit and reflect it gives me a chance to recapture my “whys”. Why Do I Write My List Of “Whys” Writing is […]

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Man, thirty days could really do something to you. It was important to me to set everything aside, think globally, and recalibrate. First Things First On A Personal Note The first thing I tried to do was…. Yes, sleep. A good night’s rest does wonders. I believe I am cursed with the night owl syndrome. […]

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July Camp NanoWrimo wiped me out. Also, I think that my writing brain is feeling fatigued. Lately I have been trying to figure out how to maintain balance. What Does That Mean For You? That means I am taking a three week break from writing and blogging. I hope to get refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated […]

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Our stories create worlds beyond the bounds of ordinary imagination. We take our readers on extraordinary journeys filled with elements not limited to excitement, intrigue, suspense, adventure, enchantment and romance. Sometimes we make the process harder when we do not roll with it. Yes, there are mental battles and struggles, but when the book is […]

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Have you ever read a story which was a head scratcher? Planning is everything. Every story has the following elements: A beginning: exposition leading to rising action Middle: climax of the story End: falling action and resolution Added to this, consider the elements of a good story:setting, plot, characters, conflict and theme. Armed with a fantastic […]

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How many times have I said I would do something and tucked it away for another day? Procrastination is a thief. It removes our attention from the matters which need our urgent attention. We put off the important things substituting it with other trivial distractions. “Someday is not a day of the week.”— Janet Dailey […]

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Writer’s block is debilitating. No inspiration can be found anywhere. It may last for days or weeks. That is one definition. Then again, Steve Martin says: “Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.” Ok, Steve. I thought that tickled my ribs a bit. […]

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I am a snack junkie. When I am in the zone, all health rules go out of the window. Recently, I have craved Chai teas and coffee while I work. Under intense pressure, junk food, carbs and processed foods are on the menu. Chocolate is a food group! Get the petition! I will sign it! […]

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