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Help! I Have a Blank Page!

Help! I Have a Blank Page!

The blinking cursor is staring back at you. A pencil is in your hand, tapping a stuttering rhythm against the paper. You’re staring at the blank first page of your document. No matter how many times you do it, the beginning page of the anything you write will always be a fearsome opponent. I know that I have stared at the blank page before and sat there for several minutes without writing a single word. Then there are the times…

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May 2019

May 2019

May the Fourth be with you! Sorry about that, but I couldn’t not do that joke. And yes, I do like Star Wars in case you were curious. Anyhow, that month went by way too fast. I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready for May, but it’s here anyway. So, let’s make the best of it. I will say one good thing about May, I am so very glad that the weather is getting warmer. It’s nice…

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My First Writer’s Conference

My First Writer’s Conference

Wow! Right now I am soooo excited! Okay, actually it’s more like I am coming down from an exciting high. All right, I’ll tell ya.  I just spent the past several days at a Christian writer’s conference!!!!!! Wahoo!!! It was the first of its kind that I have ever attended and I am really glad that I did. My expectations were pretty much shot out of the water. And, there wasn’t just writing stuff involved. Hehehe! Long story short, I…

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When You Don’t Like Your Writing

When You Don’t Like Your Writing

All of us can relate to this. There are times in our lives when our writing just drags us through the dirt. We look at the words that we once loved to see on the page and are filled with the overwhelming desire to pack it all in and forget it all. How many times has each of us promised to give up writing? I know it’s hard. Trust me, I really do know. But it’s not the end of…

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April 2019

April 2019

Well…it’s April. Unfortunately, it is no longer the first. I do hope that none of y’all got pranked too terribly badly. I did Rickroll a few people. Seriously, that is my favorite April Fool’s prank and if you don’t know what it is, then go look it up, please! It is pretty harmless but it can get annoying fast. But, yeah, my favorite. Onto a different topic, March was pretty busy. Not necessarily unexpectedly so, but more than I would…

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Pantsing or Planning: Which is Better?

Pantsing or Planning: Which is Better?

Pantsing or planning? Well, if you’ve been a part of the writing community, even for a few days, you’ve probably heard these terms. However, if you are unfamiliar with them, they are just different methods for going about plotting your story. It doesn’t matter the size of the story, both of these can be used. The question is which method is better? Well, the answer is…both. Planning With planning, the author plots out nearly every aspect of the story. From…

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Blast From the Past – Looking at Your Old Writing

Blast From the Past – Looking at Your Old Writing

Hey Everyone! I hope the month has been good to you all so far. Sheesh, we’re already halfway through March. Well, they do say that time flies when you’re having fun, but they also say that time goes faster when you’re older. If it has gone by fast for you, I hope it’s for the former reason. Anyhow, I’ve been doing some editing this week and let me tell you, I am not enjoying it. Mostly ’cause I keep daydreaming….

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Character Growth, Character Arc

Character Growth, Character Arc

               Inside of each person is a garden. When we are young this garden is ripe with the seeds of character, and through our lives some of these seeds grow and bloom. Some bloom into gorgeous flowers while others bloom into invasive weeds. Each of us, on our journey of life, make choices that decide whether we water our flowers or water our weeds, whether we pull out our flowers or pull out our weeds.                Our characters are no…

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March 2019

March 2019

Well, it’s March now. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing. I guess we’ll just have to see how it goes. I will tell you this though. St. Patrick’s Day is in March and that’s a big green day. Green just so happens to be my favorite color. There’s a cute story in that regarding grass and a stop light that I might tell you someday. Long story short, I like March…

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Character Interview – Siobhan Calvert

Character Interview – Siobhan Calvert

Hello Everyone! A happy Saturday to you. Today I have a special little surprise for y’all. A special guest, the main character from my novella, will be joining us for a special interview. Without further ado, I present to you Siobhan Calvert. Me: Hey, Siobhan. Welcome to the website. Siobhan: Thanks. This is kind of new for me. Me: Don’t worry. It’s pretty new for me too. So, why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself. Siobhan: Um…I’m…

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