Category Archives: Writing Craft

How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 1

We begin with a pause. That’s my granddaughter Penny decorating the Christmas tree. Why the pause? Because it’s important for writers to live life. Besides you never know when it will show up in a book. Your life, your advertures, … Continue reading

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Reviews… BLURB!! by Ripley Proserpina

In the old days, when there were only bookstores and the library, I bought books based on blurbs. It was all I had to go on. Every so often the librarian would say, “You liked Wait ’Til Helen Comes… how about … Continue reading

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Joanne Guidoccio’s Positive Approach to Writing by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate Readers! Today I have author Joanne Guidoccio talking about her uniquely positive approach to writing. Affirmations for Writers During my cancer journey, I read Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, and developed an interest in affirmations. … Continue reading

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The Writing Retreat by Bobbi Lerman

Reasons to go on a writing retreat!  I learned the far-reaching benefits of going on retreats years ago when I woke up one day certain I had lost touch with my muse forever. I wanted -no- I needed to somehow … Continue reading

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Do Words Move You?

Words, especially written words, have enduring power. It doesn’t matter whether it is a handwritten letter, an email, a sign, a poem, the words of a song, or a book. I’ve seen a person comforted by a genuinely written note … Continue reading

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When An Author Regroups After Surgery

I was a little delusional. I thought to myself, okay, have the surgery and then while laid up write at maniac speed.  Pain, however, was a definite stumbling block. Pain killers also tend to blur the brain. Random falling asleep … Continue reading

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The False Start

There are many potholes in the road to finishing a book. One of the ones I find myself constantly falling into is what I call the false start…where you’re so sure you’ve found the perfect way to start a book. … Continue reading

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