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In a Rush

I have a personality flaw.  It has traveled with me if not from birth, then from childhood. It’s the drive to finish, the sense that I have to complete whatever it is I’m working on in a hurry.  Time feels … Continue reading

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Motivation

I haven’t written in over a week.  Something happened and whoosh, the energy just drained out of my projects.  So what could a writer who has no motivation possibly say about motivation? Over the course of the last few months … Continue reading

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How to lose your audience in 3…2…1

The first rule of writing is easy.  Don’t bore your readers.  If a writer is tortured trying to think of the proper words when writing, the reader probably is, too.  Most writers learn that immediately upon entering into serious authorship. … Continue reading

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Planning the Next Book

I had it all figured out.  I was just putting the finishing touches on Book 3 of a middle-grade fantasy that I write under a pen name and after that I was going to write the sequel to Fate’s Dark … Continue reading

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Focus

For every writer who lives off a writing income, there are a hundred others who balance a full-time job, write, and care for their family all at the same time.  To be successful, that is, to actually make it, a … Continue reading

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Experimentation

Every once in a while I hear an author say that they’re ready to throw in the towel. They’ve tried X, Y,Z, and nothing is selling and they’re getting bad rankings, bad reviews and are ready to quit. Writing takes … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Blog Tour

I’d like to thank Tria Reed for inviting me to participate in the Writing Process Tour. Currently at work on an inspirational novel that follows the spiritual path of a stone-age heroine, Tria also writes extensively about spontaneous meditation. Her … Continue reading

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The 90,000 word month or Adjusting Time

Sorry folks. When I published this, I had a whole page of pondering a 3,000 word day. I can’t recreate it. Very disappointed with WordPress. I actually saved the draft twice thinking it was there. Not the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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Living in Another World

One night a very long time ago, my mom told me that if I wanted to return to a dream, I should think about it at night before I went to sleep.  That single sentence changed my life because it … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire Department Results

I feel that at ten days, I can give a fair representation of the results from the Kindle Fire Department book of the day sponsorship on Jan 1st. The first day about halfway through the day brought 11 sales. After … Continue reading

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