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Monthly archive for May 2014

What are you looking for in a blog — Carolyn R. Wilker

What are you looking for in a blog — Carolyn R. Wilker

The May topic on my newsletter, FineTuned, focused on starting a blog. There I advised writers to begin a blog only if they are serious about continuing it. It takes a lot of content, and some effort to keep it going. And it’s best to have topics broad enough to address week after week and (more…) →

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How to Write 9,000 Words per Hour and Not Wear Yourself Out — Jack Popjes

How to Write 9,000 Words per Hour and Not Wear Yourself Out — Jack Popjes

If you are like most writers, you keep a daily journal, not only for the ordinary events of life, but for the more interesting experiences—the stuff of anecdotes—as well as descriptions of people, locations, and ideas for story plots and twists. Those of us who started writing decades ago probably have shelves of handwritten journals, (more…) →

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Writing as Therapy — Nikki Rosen

Writing as Therapy — Nikki Rosen

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott has always been one of my favourite books. It’s a story full of compassion, grace, hope and transformed lives. However, the author is more known for her book, Little Women.  Publisher Thomas Niles suggested Alcott write a book about girls. He thought that would have widespread appeal. At first, (more…) →

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I Don’t Believe in Writing — Pam Mytroen

I Don’t Believe in Writing — Pam Mytroen

I have always felt a little uncomfortable about calling myself a writer, partly because I don’t write full-time, but more because I felt the title constricted me. Calling myself a writer was a betrayal to my deeper calling.  I am so much more than a writer. And so are you. I write, but I am (more…) →

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Touch, The Intimate Sense: Part 3 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers

Touch, The Intimate Sense: Part 3 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers

Blind and deaf, Helen Keller developed a very refined sense of touch, even able to know that a person was approaching as she felt vibrations on the floor. She learned to “see” people and discern their character through touching different parts of the face. Helen learned to understand speech through feeling the vibrations on a (more…) →

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