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Quick Link: Authentic Female Characters vs Gender-Swaps

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jo Eberhardt from Writer unBoxed explains this issue it well. There has been a trend lately to remake movies but to switch the gender. The most notable example is the recent Ghostbusters reboot. I enjoyed the movie but I have to agree […]

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Quick Link: Fringe Highlight: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive or Go Wide?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For all you indie authors out there or even traditional authors who are curious, The Self-Publishing Advice Center has a great article/podcast on what you should think about when you decide to go KDP exclusive with Amazon or Go Wide. ~ * […]

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Quick Link: Psychology 101: Knowledge That Will Improve Your Writing – Part 1

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course I am going to like an article on phsychology and writing! But Robert Wood is correct, have some good psychological theories is key to understanding how we interact and how we are motivated. So head on over to Standout Books […]

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"He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. 'It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'"
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J.R.R. Tolkien, Three Is Company, The Fellowship of the Ring

Be like the energizer bunny! Keep on going and going and going…

Writing is hard. Typing words is easy, but writing is hard. I know there are a lot of people who think that “if you publish it, they will read it” but they are so massively wrong. No one is owed a reader and even if your quality and story is good, it doesn’t guarantee that […]

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Quick Link: How to Slow Time for More Relaxed, Creative Writing Sessions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It has been really hectic lately on the homefront so the idea of being able to do anything slow and more relaxed sounds wonderful. Check out Colleen M. Story’s post at Elizabeth Spann Craig for tips on how to have a more […]

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The one cool trick to tell if you are stressed.

Long day so this is going to be a quickie. It is really important to your overall health to decrease stress. Before I became a software engineer extraordinaire I worked in mental health where I met Mr. Paula who was an intern and is now a Doctor of Psychology. So this is legit. Take your […]

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Quick Link: What a Writer’s Conference Really Buys You

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I have only been to one writer’s conference and that was as a guest expert in eBook formatting for mostly biographically typed authors so I don’t think that counts. I would love to go but I barely make it to the NaNoWriMo […]

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True writer confession – I am a horrible speller

Writers are suppose to be good at writing stuff, right? Except there are so many elements that go into writing, some depending on what you are writing.  I don’t know how you could master all of them. Every time I think I understand one part of plot writing I find an article that takes me […]

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Quick Link: Orchestrating the End of Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The end of your story is just as important as the beginning. Especially if you want readers to give good reviews and buy more of your work! Barbara O’Neal, posting at Writer unBoxed, gives some great insight on how to make your […]

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Sometimes a change is as good as a rest, or how to pop the clutch of your mind

There are times when your brain just doesn’t want to co-operate. Sometimes it is due to procrastination, sometimes you truly need a break, and sometimes you want to work and nothing shows up. That is when you need to pop the clutch in your mind. I drive a manual stick transmission and have for a […]

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Quick Link: How To Generate Fresh Story Ideas And Approaches

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. My problem is I usually have more ideas than I can deal with but if you find yourself struggling to come up with a plot to write Liz Massey at Write to Done has got you covered. ~ * ~ How To […]

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Don’t settle for “B List”

My family and I are binge-watching 30 Rock right now before it leaves Netflix on October 1.  It was always a show I wanted to watch, I love Tracy Morgan and Tina Fey and I know the show is great. But it was one of those shows we just never got around to. Like most […]

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Quick Link: Insights into Your Midpoint Scene

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Your midpoint scene is pretty important. That is when the reader thinks they have a handle on what is going on but then you throw more at them. C. S. Lakin has great advice on how to manage and get the most […]

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Quick Link: How To Be A Writer: Traditional Publishing To Indie And Hybrid With John Birmingham

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn, makes sure to cover all her bases. She doesn’t just do post, no she has podcasts – with transcripts. Someday I want to grow up and be her. All her posts are interesting and great and […]

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Your dog/cat feels bad for you because you don’t know how to talk.

First off continued good wishes for Mexico and Puerto Rico and everyone that was already trying to recover from nature’s wrath. If you own or have watched two dogs interacting with each other, then you know they don’t just go up and say “Hey Butch, how’s it hanging”.  There is a meeting-new-dog protocol, meeting-a-dog-who-is-a-friend protocol, […]

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