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Writing tip of the Month

When you read a sentence, the parts most likely to catch your attention and stay in your mind are the beginning and end; we call them the positions of emphasis, with the stronger position at the close of the sentence. … Continue reading

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Writing Tip of the Week

Writing Tip of the Week – Remember, a great setup to an idea or a crisis – depending on whether you’re writing a self help book or a memoir or novel – will prepare your reader for what’s coming. That … Continue reading

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Word by Word – Your Creative Edge

Happy Spring! “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. — E.L. Doctorow Word by Word Good quotes are like poetry … Continue reading

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Writing is Good for the Soul -

“Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things–thoughts, ideas, opinions.” ~ Paulo Coelho Our lives are filled with experiences.  If we don’t tell others about them or write them down, they are usually lost … Continue reading

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What’s Your Intention For Writing?

Focus on your intention for writing – whatever it is – a book, a blog, an email, etc. What is it that you want to communicate, express and convey? By focusing on your intention, you’ll find you’ll focus less on what words to write … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

The holidays are upon us.  Accompanying them is the longest night of the year before the days begin to lengthen and the sun returns.   The solstice has been celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth for centuries, when … Continue reading

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5 Key Points for Writing a Book

5 Key Points for Writing a Book “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  ~Sylvia Plath … Continue reading

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Write Your Story

  “The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.”  ~Norbet Platt Writing our Stories It wasn’t until my mother passed away … Continue reading

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Why Self-Publish?

Authors self-publish for two good reasons. One, they can’t get an agent to pass their book to a publisher; or two, they want to take control of the publishing process. To get a book professionally published, unless you know someone … Continue reading

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The Power in NOW!

“Now” is a powerful three-letter word. It can bring you into the present where your power is the greatest. ~ JB Can you recall a time when you wanted to do something but instead made excuses to put it off? … Continue reading

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