Category Archives: Writing Technique

7 Steps to Creating Your Own Writing Retreat

While discussing my upcoming writing conferences with one of my critique groups, a friend mentioned how she would use the winnings of a recent contest she’d entered to attend a writer’s retreat. I’d love to do something like that. Imagine … Continue reading

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Boost Your Writing Creativity by Not Writing

The Indiana Writers Consortium recently posted a question on Facebook: What are the top five important pieces of advice to give someone to boost their creativity in their writing? I offered my five: 1. Read as many different genres as … Continue reading

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The Music of My Prose: How Music Inspires Writing

It’s the MUSIC that provides the emotion I need to drive my passion for the characters and the story line. I remember reading the interview of an author– I want to say Stephenie Meyers– in which the author stated they listened … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly (Not): How I Transitioned to Writing Horror

Today I’m blogging at Flying Turtle Publishing. Check out my post at Flying Turtle. Above photo, A Groaning Too Deep For Utterance by bluecinderella, courtesy of Creative Commons.

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Writing For Children: Guest Post by Bob Moulesong

Image “Little Reader” by Melanie Holtsman from Creative Commons Big thanks to this week’s guest blogger, Bob Moulesong, who graciously volunteered to share his “bumpy path” to publishing children’s fiction. Enjoy!

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My 10 Most Influential Books

Julie Perkins, a writer friend of mine, recently challenged me to list on Facebook ten books that influenced me. I decided that, since she only asked for ten, I couldn’t list all of Toni Morrison’s novels (that was my first inclination). But here … Continue reading

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Putting Characters in Sticky Situations

Image by Sam Catch from Creative Commons When I read Gemini Jones: My Past Came Knocking by Veronica Faye, I thought the premise was great. I’m always skeptical of reading self-published books, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. … Continue reading

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