Category Archives: Writing Tips

Be True To Your Character

While reading a writing sample by an aspiring writer, I noticed something that I’d like to share.  It was clear this writer hadn’t taken the time to get to know her characters very well. When formulating your characters you need … Continue reading

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Love It When a Story Comes Together

It’s dark and early this fine day, and yes, instead of sleeping, I’m up before the birds writing. Many times as a writer, I become frustrated with a story, and although I wouldn’t necessarily think of it as writer’s block, … Continue reading

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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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