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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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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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