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Writing tip Wednesday: “Tips for getting it write”

Are you one of those people who says ‘I’d love to write a book one day, but I don’t have the time’? by Rhoda Baxter Source: http://www.beverleyguardian.co.uk/news/local/opinion-tips-for-getting-it-write-1-7503688 First, let’s break down the task. Most novels are about 70,000 words long. That’s a lot of words. It would be almost impossible to write that in one […]

October 21, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Crime fiction vs. thriller: left wing vs. right wing?

Why crime fiction is leftwing and thrillers are rightwing Today’s crime novels are overtly critical of the status quo, while the thriller explores the danger of the world turned upside down. And with trust in politicians nonexistent, writers are being listened to as rarely before Source: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/apr/01/why-crime-fiction-is-leftwing-and-thrillers-are-rightwing?CMP=share_btn_fb by Val McDermid I spent the weekend in […]

April 19, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Writing tip Wednesday: “Five from on high”

Writers Can Learn A Lot From Writing Tips Offered By Stephen King Source: http://www.learnu.org/writers-can-learn-a-lot-from-writing-tips-offered-by-stephen-king/ Horror writer extraordinaire, Stephen King, has been around the proverbial block more than enough times to know what it takes, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to being a writer. He was kind enough to share some of his […]

March 4, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Writing tip Wednesday: “No excuses”

Read and write and do both regularly by Joe R. Lansdale Source: https://www.facebook.com/JoeRLansdale/posts/753873058055046 A major rule of writing. Stop making excuses. You do have time if you want to do it. Sure, there are those rare exceptions. But nearly everyone has time. I worked two jobs and had time. Not a lot of time, but […]

January 21, 2015 · admin · Comments Closed
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Flannery O’Connor: Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Ayn Rand (1960) | Open Culture

Flannery O'Connor: Friends Don't Let Friends Read Ayn Rand (1960) | Open Culture. In a letter dated May 31, 1960, Flannery O’Connor, the author best known for her classic story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (listen to her read the story here) penned a letter to her friend, the playwright Maryat Lee. It […]

December 27, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Rough Stuff: In Which I Discuss Being Accused of Having a Sordid Mind

Rough Stuff: In Which I Discuss Being Accused of Having a Sordid Mind. This is probably one of those blogs I shouldn’t write, but impulsivity and I are old, old friends. (Remember that time I decided to wear only clothes from Wal-Mart for a year? Yeah.) I get a lot of very generous feedback about […]

July 19, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Talent

“…talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it.” –Maya Angelou http://mayaangelou.com/

June 1, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Writers on Writing: “Times are….”

Since I am working on a book or two, I guess I am adding to the bad times. And you?

May 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Crime Writer Michael Connelly Shares Secrets With Students | TheLedger.com

Crime Writer Michael Connelly Shares Secrets With Students | TheLedger.com. Sample: Bestselling crime novelist Michael Connelly had just returned from two weeks in New York, where he met with writers planning scripts for a new TV series adapted from his books about the Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch. He planned to take part in a […]

April 20, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Writing tipe Wednesday: The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings.

January 1, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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