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Self-Editing: Effective Writing Habit 2

The second habit a writer needs to develop is self-editing. Whether we traditionally publish, but especially if we self publish, we need to produce a manuscript as clean and professional as we possibly can. The first step to getting our foot in the door in either realm is to be …

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The Write Habits

If we’re going to be successful writers, we need to develop habits to bring us closer to that goal, however we define it. For some of us, it may be finishing the first draft of the novel we’ve been thinking about and fiddling with for years. For others, it’s seeing …

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The Who of Your Story World

In the previous two blogs on story world (The Where of Your Story and The When of Your Story) we discussed the where and when of our story world. The where and when of our story is information we need to know before we write, “It was a dark and …

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THE WHEN OF YOUR STORY

When your story takes place is as crucial as where your story takes place. The first blog in this series, Building Your Story World, talked about the where of our story. This week, let’s focus on the when of our story because when our story takes place will have serious …

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Building Your Story World

All right, you’re feeling ready to start your novel. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got your plot. Now comes the next big question. Where does your story take place? When does your story take place? These two questions are crucial for creating the settings in which and with which your …

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What’s Holding You Back?

Is something holding you back from pursuing your dreams? My dream is to be the best writer I can be. Yet there are days when that seems so far away, I want to give up. I’ve learned that when this happens, the major factor behind it is fear. Fear I …

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The End

You’ve typed “The End” on your manuscript. You’ve had it critiqued and edited. You’ve polished it until is shines like a new car. You send it off with great hopes and even greater trepidation to prospective agents and publishers. And now you wait for their response. But, what do you …

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A Time to Reflect

This is the time of year where we reminisce about last year, looking at both the good and the not so good. Do we take the time to reflect on both areas? Do we try to figure why the good was good and what did we do to make it …

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Merry Christmas

This week, I wish all my friends and faithful readers the Merriest Christmas. May you all be blessed with joyous times of creating new memories with family and friends. And I pray we all find time to stop and meditate on the reason for the season, Jesus.  

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Newest Release: Riverbend Reunion

Riverbend Reunion, the third book in the Riverbend Saga series is available on Amazon. The past has a way of catching up with you… Michael and Rachel have everything to look forward to and no reason to look back, or so they thought. In the midst of the newlyweds’ trials …

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