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Need For Speed

When writing a novel, the advice many experienced and professional writers give to beginner writers is to write the first draft as quickly as possible without wasting time on fixing anything. Just get the words out on the page as … Continue reading

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Get That Muscle Working!

It is one of those busy mornings again when I have a lot to do and I feel frustrated because I know that I won’t be able to write during the day. Sometimes even thinking about upcoming bills and expenditures … Continue reading

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It’s A Geometrical Problem!

During one of her interviews Oprah mentioned that for her a good novel must be over 300 or 350 pages long. I don’t remember the exact number of pages even though I had it somewhere in my notes. I personally … Continue reading

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Dammit! Stop Writing!

In my previous post I wrote about the first stage in writing a story, the idea, the germ, the “aha moment.”  For me it’s hard to start a story with only an idea. There has to be something more, something … Continue reading

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Do You See Or Hear Things?

The month of June has been a difficult month for me and my kids. We had to face some really hard challenges. I rarely wrote during that time, because I can only write when I distance myself from situations and … Continue reading

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Play! Have Fun!

While reading Julia Cameron’s book the other day I came across the following paragraph: “Creativity expands in an atmosphere encouraging to it, and constricts self-protectively in an atmosphere that is cynical or hostile. This is why artists can have a … Continue reading

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Your Way Is Just As Right!

You have a passion to create art. (For me that passion is writing and my late husband’s was painting.) You are overwhelmed with everyday worries, with life. You don’t have time to finish your chores and tasks and obligations to … Continue reading

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