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midge-raymond's picture
Sep.18.2009
This New York Times piece is all about the software (some free, some not) that helps those of us who work on computers get back to work…at least theoretically. I wrote a little about WriteRoom in another blog post (this is the handy software that gives you, literally, nothing but a blank page —...
midge-raymond's picture
Sep.15.2009
Lately I’ve found myself with some serious writing burnout. I think it’s partly that our gorgeous, summery Seattle weather has not been conducive to writing. But it’s also that I’ve been cranking away at the keyboard on the same project for quite some time. And while this is a great way to get a...
secretagentwoman's picture
Sep.02.2009
I really am struggling with what to write about these past few days. I am in that spot of transition as the summer classes I teach ended last week and now new classes are slowly starting up over the next two weeks. This, in theory, means I should have more time to write and do silly things like get...
amy-anderson's picture
Aug.27.2009
So, I am totally trying to write a book. It is so good. I am having a blast. However, how is it that I can see the scene but I find it almost impossible at times to find the words to describe it. Ok, wait, I am very descriptive in writing, I just don't like writing the boring "and he replied...
a-c-witkavitch's picture
Aug.18.2009
"Finish. The difference between being a writer and being a person of talent is the discipline it takes to apply the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair and finish. Don't talk about doing it. Do it. Finish." - E.L. Konigsburg One of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite authors...
barry-eva's picture
Aug.06.2009
Help with Writing Terms While on a radio show yesterday somebody asked what I publicist does? My first image was of a person who went from Pub to Pub listing the various beers they sold. This got me thinking about other literary terms and meanings that perhaps people use all the time, but do not...
dan-hays's picture
May.31.2009
I'm working right now on my next book.  It's about a series of incidents which happened with my grandmother when I was 8 years old.  She asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I said "I want to be a famous writer!"  I said it with clarity and conviction, because I had just always...
joshua-keidan's picture
May.26.2009
I organized my notes on my Cambodia trip for the first time in nearly a year. I was impressed that I still was able to find most of the notes. But as fate is a bit cruel and has a good sense of humor the important bits I have a managed to forget seem to be the ones I have lost. Now there could...
danny-donovan's picture
May.18.2009
Wow! I hope you will forgive my bad pun for the title of my blog. I actually have submitted my RED ROOM AUTHOR PAGE BLOG to be made available on the Kindle service from Amazon.com. So if any of you out there have purchased Amazon's expensive e-reader, then you can hear me wax idiotic about a myrad...
carey-s-clark's picture
Apr.19.2009
More from the thrilling world of fuzzy-brained writers block (FBWB) realm. Part one in this series lead to an overwhelming response from friends and family, which has ultimately given me pause about what is okay to write about in a blog and what others might take a little too seriously. It's just...