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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  People often ask me about my methodology for developing my characters and plot lines. I usually respond to this question by explaining that I am an intuitive writer. I know how the story is starting and where it is ending, but how I get there, I don’t know. Character Decisions Can...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  Will 2014 be the year you attend a writers’ conference? Writing can be a demanding profession, so you may not think it’s worth the time or money to attend a these conferences, but if you’re serious about writing, you should consider attending one with a good track record** and take...
tracy-ewens's picture
Feb.25.2014
Editing a manuscript is like a spin class. There's something already there, my body's not bad, but with a little effort it could be better.  Tighter, leaner, more…defined. When I edit I start at the beginning, I can't just move in and out of chapters because I lose track of where I'm at and...
julia-stein's picture
Feb.23.2014
I’d like to thank Diane Lefer, for inviting me to take part in the Writing Process blog tour, where I’m asked by a writer, Diane in my case, to answer four questions about how and why I write, and then I ask other writers to continue writing about their process on their blogs. I’ve just enjoyed...
judy-reimche's picture
Feb.23.2014
I'm looking forward to the blog tour, and to discover some other writers. I always find writers to be a generous, fun-loving bunch (even those whose books meander into the dark side). Reading what others have to say will be a nice change from delving into the depths of my own mind — lately I've...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Feb.22.2014
Why We Write ... By Bernadette A. Moyer What makes a writer? Why do we write? Letters, cards, notes, articles, poetry, stories, essays, blogs and books, what makes us do it? Some of the best songs start with the lyrics, that desire to write and to communicate and a need and/or want/wish to be heard...
tracy-ewens's picture
Feb.16.2014
No one every really needs a writer.  Thank God. I was at my children's swim meet this weekend and one of the swimmers must have been hurt, because the announcer comes on the loud speaker and says, "If there are any doctors here today, could you please report to the clerk of the meet. We need...
victoria-m-johnson's picture
Jan.29.2014
Do you ever feel like you are traveling on a thin wire trying to balance what’s in your heart versus what’s in your brain? I know you do! This balancing act is especially tricky for writers I think because we deal with matters of the heart (emotions) in our writing and we also think while we’re...
karen-dionne's picture
Jan.27.2014
Early in my writing career, there were two people who I consider mentors. Both were New York Times bestselling authors. One worked with me for over a year, the other, only once. Both were instrumental in helping me take my writing from promising to publishable. I met Gayle Lynds...
evan-pullins's picture
Jan.12.2014
I want to be a writer someone remembers. Not just a weird kid who writes in parking lots or who scribbles on napkins in restaurants. I want to be a force to be reckoned with, someone who is drab and fancy at the same time. I want to write screenplays, win awards, and have my name emblazoned on...