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3 Tips to Keep the Keys Clicking

Everyone wants to write faster, but writers get obsessed over it in November, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month. Believe me, that is not an easy task. So here are … Continue reading

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3 Memoir Myths

¬†Myth #1 – Only old people write memoir Not true! Whole sub-genres exist written by younger people. Mother-daughter books, stories of addiction and recovery, stories of growing up in all sorts of difficult or unusual¬†circumstances…the list goes on and on. … Continue reading

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Editors do more than correct grammar

The other night I watched the 1947 movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison (See the trailer or watch the entire movie online free). Mrs. Muir, a young widow in unexpectedly dire financial straits, consents … Continue reading

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Every story needs a world

Most people think of fantasy and science fiction when they hear writers talk about world building. Writing good fantasy or science fiction requires a lot of thought to construct an original world with non-contradictory rules and limitations, but the truth … Continue reading

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Memoir Needs Many Skills

When we sit down to write memoir, we mine our memories for material. The goal is to pass our experiences and some knowledge gained along to others, whether we are seeking commercial publication or just want our grandchildren to know … Continue reading

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