Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Your Blog (And Other Lessons I’ve Learned Recently)

I have never reblogged anything but this post inspires me to keep going. I don’t have a large amount of followers but every time someone comments, my heart skips a little. And there are a few friends out there that are writing or thinking of writing… I write the blog for them as well as for me.

I know I will love reading my posts years from now.

I hope you enjoy this post by Eclectic Ellen.

Using Your Social Media Contacts to do Research

A few days before Christmas, I saw this tweet:

“So writing from the perspective of a woman is a lot harder than anticipated.  Any advice?  #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #writerslife”

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Self-Editing Fiction

imageEditing my book was not something that I thought I would enjoy.

But when you know what to look for, it can be quite fulfilling because you are making your writing stronger.


In On Writing, Steven King says, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

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When I first started writing my book, I used MSWord.  I would expect almost everyone does.  Then I met up with another writer who told me about Scrivener by Literature and Latte.


I believe it is the most useful tool I could use in my writing.

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