Category Archives: Writing Tips

Using Simple Memories To Bring Characters To Life

A funny thing happened while making my bed this morning. As I made a precise hospital corner, I remembered where I learned to secure a sheet in such a manner…Summer camp. Inspections were performed, and I remember taking pride in winning … Continue reading

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Learning From the Pros

Recently, I was blessed enough to attend an author event at the University of Florida and the guest of honor was one of my favorite authors. I don’t go all “fan girl” too often, but that night I did. It was … Continue reading

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Take Time For Your Writing

It’s the last day of the year, and I’m in a reflective mood. I look back on my writing endeavors for this past year, and I’m disappointed. Not in the stories I did write and publish. I’m happy with those … Continue reading

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Words Are Magic

I’m up bright and early on this Thanksgiving Day, 2016, waiting to begin cooking a wonderful brunch for my family. I’m sipping coffee with more cream than coffee (just the way I like it) and reflecting on all that I’m … Continue reading

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Point of View – Who’s is it?

I was lying in bed this morning reading an older Nora Roberts book. It was one of her earlier titles, and I have to say I was a little surprised by the Point of View switches from character to character … Continue reading

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Am I Right For This Story?

I was fooling around on Facebook this morning and saw a post by an author friend of mine. She asked the question, and I’m not quoting, so I may take it a little out of context, “Ever have the feeling … Continue reading

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Stimulating Story Ideas

Ever have one of those days where you’re staring at a blank screen with no clue what to write? You’ve had ideas whirling in your mind for months, but now they escape you and you didn’t write them down. How … Continue reading

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