Tag Archives: Donald Maass

For the Love of…Writing Resources, Part 2

Today, I continue my list of favorite writing resources. If you missed Part 1, here’s the link: https://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/for-the-love-ofwriting-resources-part-1/ Before I start, I want to reiterate that the books and classes and articles listed in this series of blog posts have … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Short Cut

Okay, so by writing this, I am by no means advocating there is a way to do away with all those critical months and years (the ones I myself continue to go through) that come with making all of us … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness

I’m not talking about the movie with Will Smith, but instead, our individual pursuit of happiness through writing. Donald Maass writes a great book called Fire in the Fiction. In it, he writes all about writers who are story tellers … Continue reading

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Writer’s Tune Up

How do you Tune up your writing? You might be wondering what I mean by a “tune up” but think about everything else in your life. To keep yourself healthy you may eat a balanced diet, exercise and take vitamins. … Continue reading

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How Does a Story Develop?

How do you all come up with the ideas for your novellas or novels? Or even your blogs and articles? I can’t help but wonder how the writer’s mind works. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely don’t believe there is … Continue reading

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Interview with a.c. Mason – Chocolate Damsel Release and Contest

I have to tell you that interviewing Mason for Chocolate Damsel is a real special treat. One, because I was fortunate enough to read this story as a beta reader and two, because it is simply a great story. So … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Passion

Why do you write? A simple enough question but not quite so easy to answer. Maybe you say you want to tell stories. But there’s more to it, isn’t there? Because if we really wanted, we could all sit around … Continue reading

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