Category Archives: Writing

Don’t give away all of your marbles

If you have been on my site recently you will have noticed that I removed a post I wrote this week. It was a post about a specific resource offered for half price for a limited time. In the post … Continue reading

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What I learned from the NaNoWriMo process

The first two weeks of National November Write Month went better than expected. I managed to keep up with my target word count, more or less, or at least catch up. But then we ran into a bit of a … Continue reading

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NaNoWrMo

I’ve heard about it. National November Writing Month. Write a novel in a month. Here is a synopsis from the NaNoWrMo website: NaNoWriMo is all about using the magical power of deadlines to tell your story. Give someone a goal … Continue reading

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A look at blog titles and focus

Michael Hyatt just drew my attention to a couple of important issues for bloggers in his articles, Why I Stopped Reading Your Blogs, and Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog? Two things that stood out for me … Continue reading

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My story is featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul

My story, “The Perfect Coffee Table,” is featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Devotional Stories for Wives. Get your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Good Reads. Please share your thoughts when you read it. I’d love to … Continue reading

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Will your voice sink or swim?

OK, enough about me and my journey. Time to get back to what I love to write about. I love sharing my discoveries about writing with my readers. I am excited because I just read an article in the September … Continue reading

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OCW Conference

I promised to report on my experience at the OCW Conference. Initially the goal was to find an editor who would want my novel. As the date approached I saw that I would not complete editing my novel in time. … Continue reading

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