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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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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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Twenty-four hours is never enough. We could use a little more time to get as much out of the day. There are daily obligations which demand our attention. We have our own personal goals, hopes, and dreams. The situation is never ideal to pursue your dreams. In between the noise, chaos and hustle, we can […]

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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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Doctors say a sedentary lifestyle is just as deadly as taking a puff of a cigarette. Writing is addictive. In the throes of a major scene, it is almost impossible to get up and take a few stretches. The one thought in your head is to get those ideas out of your head and onto […]

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How would I define success? Simply, I would be thrilled to know there is at least one person who finds my work easy to read, easy to understand, and completely relatable. What is the biggest threat to success?  Taking my eyes off my own experiences and making comparisons with others. Nothing good comes from judging […]

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To become a writer, you do not need to have degrees in Creative Writing, Screenwriting and/or Fiction. The art form cannot be discovered in a person’s genetic makeup. There is no magic potion to unlock creative genius. Best-selling authors and story-tellers are not born but created. All it takes is a strong self-concept, backbone, persistence, […]

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