Category Archives: Writing Tips

Show Don’t Tell—Not Just for Novels

It’s Valentine’s Day and you suspect a simple statement of love won’t win you any points today. The writers’ adage of “Show Don’t Tell” is true for love as well as for novels. Roses or chocolate? Too cliche. Be creative. … Continue reading

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Who is stealing your time?

 What do you do when you first sit at your computer in the morning? If you’re anything like most people I know, you begin by checking your emails and messages. Well, I don’t do that now—I get right to work … Continue reading

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Don’t Abandon Your Writing Resolution This Year

  According to the latest statistics, only 9.2% of all New Years Resolutions are achieved. Nearly a third of them are abandoned in the first two weeks of the year. (statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/). One way to keep your resolutions alive is to … Continue reading

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You Have a Story to Tell

Maya Angelou, memoirist and poet, “is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences.” [Wikipedia.org] Strictly speaking, they were memoirs, not autobiographies because each one dealt with a portion of her … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Gift of Time

. Time is the most important asset a writer has. Yet it leaks between our fingers with a steady tick-tock that no one can stop. All we can do is try to make the best use of it as it … Continue reading

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