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tania-hershman's picture
Apr.27.2011
I just looked at a story I hadn't looked at for 5 months - the editor of the anthology it was commissioned for made excellent suggestions - and tweaking it was so much easier than when I'd just wrote it. I could see where I'd overwritten, where I had put in "pretty" language just for...
beverley-minarich's picture
Apr.15.2011
 Upon returning to the One Minute Writer blog after a two week stall, I discovered I was a winner! Two of my entries won the "Writing of the Day" and one of those winning entries was chosen for the "Writing of the Week". How fun! Due to multiple circumstances, I had not been...
beverley-minarich's picture
Mar.26.2011
I was on Spring Break this past week. (Oh the joys of working for a school district - built in breaks!) I chose to stay home so I could get things done that I've been putting off for weeks, months...okay in some cases, years. I cleaned out cabinets, organized and put away the Christmas stuff that...
beverley-minarich's picture
Mar.21.2011
I have a story I've been working on for over ten months now; I know that's not a really long time in the big scheme of the writing world. I go in spurts of adding to it. But for some reason, I'm tired of it. I'm about ready to just throw it away and start a different story. But it's one of those...
beverley-minarich's picture
Mar.20.2011
I have discovered, and love, the One-Minute Writer! It's a writing prompt blog that has a one word prompt everyday. I've been trying to take my one minute each and every day to write. I'm amazed, and surprised at times, what can come out in a minute. Please go check out The One-Minute Writer at...
sean-keefer's picture
Mar.19.2011
    As I look around my office the argument could be made I’ve robbed a bookstore or at least was about to open one.  There are all descriptions of books literally cascading from the shelves. The Nook has started storing the overflow.  These books range from novella to epic novel and all...
beverley-minarich's picture
Mar.11.2011
There are times when writing comes easy, and times it's a fight. I know my limits. I can't focus on multiple things at the same time. I have to pick and choose my focus. November was writing focused. I was energized by the challenge to write a novel in a month. Writing came easy during that 30 day...
michele-scott's picture
Feb.23.2011
Motivation and The Writer It's funny the things that motivate people. I get asked at writer's conferences a lot of the time what motivates me to write everyday on top of the day job, the family, etc. The answer to that is pretty simple. The first is that I LOVE to write. I love to create stories...
debbie-meldrum's picture
Feb.09.2011
This final entry is something that "Lost" did so very well. 10. Make every character vulnerable, and not just the Nikkis and Paolos. Nothing kills suspense in a scene like knowing that a character is bullet-proof. If a series is built around a few core characters, we're pretty sure that...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Feb.01.2011
I feel like my blogging skills have gotten a bit rusty since the book tour. Sorry about that, friends. I promise to try harder. Sometimes the problem is that the kind of thoughts that I want to put into a blog post feel like they will need hours of writing and shaping, and then I’ll have to find...