Monthly Archives: August 2010

Life as a Writer—Structure & Focus

The word structure is not on my list of favorite words. Telling you I’m not a structured person is a great understatement. I’m more of an impatient, impetuous, quick-tempered, fly by the seat of my pants type woman. I want what I … Continue reading

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The Craft of Writing–A Killer Opening

I wrote a killer opening for my novel. It killed any desire to read further. Or so my friends said when I shared my work. Each gave a different remedy. Some said to open with dialog; others said to describe the setting … Continue reading

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The Craft of Writing—Techno Savvy

Recently, I’ve read several books and articles on what agents/editors/publishers want besides good writing skills, a unique voice, original plot, and strong characters. They demand a strong platform—online social networking. In other words, they want a lot of people to know … Continue reading

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Writing Conferences and Workshops

I’ve had another busy and productive week. I registered for the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop Conference to be held October 22-24 in Myrtle Beach . I’ve attended this conference in previous years, and the speakers and workshops were excellent. The … Continue reading

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I’m Serious about Writing! Are You?

I’ve been a busy girl for the past two weeks. I joined three national writers’ associations and submitted five humor essays to contests I found on the websites of these associations. I completed a rewrite of the first half of … Continue reading

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