Category Archives: Writing Tips

Which way is best?

We all want to be as efficient as possible when writing. Our most valuable resource is time. Our time is irreplaceable. The clock is always ticking and it always moves forward. Is it better to put words on the page … Continue reading

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Naming Characters? Be kind to your readers

Not long ago I was concerned that I might not be able to fulfill my New Years’ Resolution of reading 21 books in 2021. One of the reasons for this was the relatively large number of books I did not … Continue reading

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Blog of Accountability

My last blog announced two New Years Resolutions. I haven’t given up or abandoned them…yet. However, I have been procrastinating writing this blog of accountability, hoping to be able to announce a stellar performance. Three stars is not exactly stellar. … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Writer’s Block

You can’t think yourself out of a writing block, you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. — John Rogers, Kung Fu Monkey, 06-25-11 Are you stuck on a particular passage in your writing? Don’t worry—it happens to … Continue reading

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Be a Winner with your writing

I did it! I won the Wordscape tournament. No, I didn’t get a gold trophy for the mantle, nor did I get a purse of cold coins. I got a lot of points, which I will never use. The point … Continue reading

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