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Conciseness: a writing gift

I came across this quote last week while attending a webinar for work and was amazed at how interested I was in these six small words. Though there is some debate as to who the quote should be attributed to,

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Being a happy writer

For me, some of the happiest times in my normal life are when I’m reading a good book or writing. When I’m working on a novel, it can be frustrating, aggravating, tearful and a whole host of other adjectives. Still,

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Muse, where are you? Me against my writing.

It’s me against the computer. My eyes attempt a stare down of the screen, with the cursor mocking me with every blink. I type one halting sentence, and then stop. My mind is blank. I know where I want my

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Be professional with rejection

I read a scathing tweet a few days ago from a literary agent who had rejected a writer’s submission. Said author then had written a “snarky” reply to the literary agent. I can only imagine what the “snarky” reply was.

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How being a journalist helps me as an author

I am both a journalist and an author. Are the two mutually exclusive? Obviously not. You do a google search for “journalist and author” and you come up with a lot of results of people who are both. There’s even

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Changing Point of View to Defy Writer’s Block

I was sitting at my computer the other day, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my current work in progress. I was facing a horrific case of writer’s block. I didn’t know what was going

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