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Five-Word Writing Prompt Poetry
This week, I was given a 5-word writing prompt for my blog post.Here is the result:STAGE CROSSEDShe sits at the computer.Tries to focus on the words.Failed attempts to writethe storythat trails its waydown her cheeks.A giant vacancy fills her chest.The flowers should be red.A noise startles her.She ...
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Love of Learning Has Taught Me Well
Love of learning is one of my key personality traits. My thirst for knowledge was given to me by my mother who was always well-read, especially in the sciences. Non-fiction, informational books were her mainstay. Autobiographies and biographies were also acceptable fare, as were historical novels (p ...
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Making Emotional Connections Through Writing
Making emotional connections through writing is always at the top of my list of goals, whether I am writing poetry or prose.When I tell people I am a writer, I get the usual questions and responses. “What have you published?” “Someday, I’ll write something.” “I wish I had time to write. ...
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Things I Learned Writing The Matriarch’s Devise
As with every new book or writing project, there are a lot of things I learned writing The Matriarch's Devise. However, one of the key things I grew to understand on a deeper level is how much trust it takes to bring a story to life and send it out into the world. Here are five things I learned abo ...
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A Writer’s Life: Balancing Work and Work
Like many authors, in addition to my writing and book related activities and appearances, I have a day job. Luckily, it’s a job I really enjoy and I work with good people. It is, however, a job that requires me to do a lot of writing and editing, which surprises many people. I often get asked, “ ...
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Writing Fiction and Making the Words Disappear
It may seem counterintuitive, since we work so hard at choosing just the right words when writing fiction, but one of my main goals during the editing phase is to make the words disappear on the page. I do this in such a way that the reader will forget she is reading, instead “seeing” the actio ...
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Sensory Details Can Bring Your Story to Life
“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it's raining, but the feel of being rained upon.” –E. L. DoctorowHumans use five main senses, which are our key physiological capacities for data perception. However, in most early writing, there is a tendency to f ...
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