Monthly Archives: September 2010

Upcoming Writer’s Workshop

My post today is short because this coming weekend is a big one for me. I’m attending my first Mystery Writers of America workshop, and I’m excited to learn new things and meet new people. However, I have to spend … Continue reading

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Start Where You Are

Another frustrating but productive week in my writing life. In addition to revising Chapters 1-3 of my manuscript—for what seems like the 500th time—I began a web design class. My homework for this week: design my site’s homepage layout. Please … Continue reading

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Active Voice vs Passive Voice

Last week, writing and studying the craft of writing overwhelmed me. I followed the chapters and exercises in the book, Don’t Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden. I read a chapter and then wrote, read another chapter and revised, and … Continue reading

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Identify the Beginning; Eliminate the Past

On a good day, I take two steps backward to move one step forward with my writing. Just when I thought I had written the perfect opening, I found that my opening was not the beginning of my story. Each … Continue reading

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