On Writing Category

A Quote

The other day, on arbitrarydustbunnies, I posted this quote as a stand alone entry: “The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life.” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. […]

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How I Did It

The other day I posted about those pesky verbs that take the color out of telling a story.  I gave you all a prompt sentence to re-write and put color to:  While playing pool with friends, Mary thought about Jake . I’m sure everyone is still busy working on something awesome for this writing prompt […]

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Thought Verbs by; Chuck Palahniuk

Thought Verbs by; Chuck Palahniuk I found this post by way of another post via another post (amazing how these things work).  Chuck Palahniuk makes a challenge to fellow writers to drop certain words from their writing vocabulary and I, for one, am going to take him up on that challenge. Anyone care to join […]

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I’m Writing a Book….

It’s true.  I am still on the skeleton of the book, but I am writing it.  I have read hundreds and hundreds of books over the years (maybe even pushing that thousand plus mark), and I decided it was time.  At the end of every well written book I get that “post-book depression.”   I […]

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The Great Balancing Act

You have a blog, you’re writing a book, you own your own business, you have kids, you have a home, you have a life, and they all seem to run like a well rusted machine.  How do you do it? What is the secret to keeping a balance between all of life’s obligations?  The crank […]

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…and Now For the Present

This morning I was on a writers’ check-in (DelveWriting.com) and we were discussing what the definition of a writer is. Several of my fellow writers felt  they were not being taken seriously by their family and friends.  We all know we are writers yet the lack of outside support brought the whole idea into a […]

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