Category Archives: write tips

Writing in Times of Adversity

I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and  how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … Continue reading

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Simile: A Writer’s Best Tool

I offered a quick review of The Edge of Recall in my post, “Hodgepodge News,” a few weeks ago, but what I didn’t do was quote what is now one of my favorite similes in all of fictiondom: Petra flicked … Continue reading

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When Writing Time is Sparse

So here’s the deal: back in 2012, I started working on a novel called Southern Challenge. Got a few chapters written, fell in love with it—then had to quit on it so I could turn Give the Lady a Ride into … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Step-by-Stepping: Cut the Dross from Your Writing

I read my Tosca Lee newsletter for writers this morning, and right there, under the label of #4, was the paragraph I’ve been trying to tell my clients for quite some time: Cut anything that does not move the story … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers: NaNo Edition

For those stressing to make the goal on the last day:

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Especially for Authors: NaNo 2018 Edition

Dear NaNo Writers who are sacrificing November to do what you love: You’re on the homestretch. Hang in there!

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Especially for Writers: NaNo Edition

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Tips for Participating in Novella Collections

The newly published A Southern Season is the third novella collection I’ve participated in, the first that was traditionally published, and I can tell you—I love writing novellas and being in collections. As I’ve mentioned before, I use these novellas to … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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