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My Necessary Focus by Janice L Dick

My Necessary Focus by Janice L Dick

There will never be a lack of things to write about. Life is full of ideas, issues, concerns and truths to keep me going forever. What do I focus on in my writing? What should I focus on?

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Payback Time with Brenda J Wood

Payback Time with Brenda J Wood

Are you a writer or a seller, a book creator or a marketer? Which of these modes takes precedence in your lifestyle?  Do we get to pick? While we have to be both, one must take precedence over the other.

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Combining the P’s by Tracy Krauss

Combining the P’s by Tracy Krauss

Tracy Krauss was not able to share a new post with us this week. Instead, you will find her first post for this blog below. Enjoy! Plotting vs. Pantsing There is much debate among authors over which works best. There is certainly merit to both methods. Plotting ensures continuity while pantsing keeps it fresh. It’s really a matter of personal

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Add Shine with Revision by Violet Nesdoly

Add Shine with Revision by Violet Nesdoly

You’ve just had an amazing idea. Like a good writer, you jotted it in your notebook and later wrote about it. Trouble is, your piece didn’t turn out nearly as brilliant as you thought it would. Before you “Delete” or toss your handwritten draft into the round file, try revision on it.

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Oo, Shiny by Steph Beth Nickel

Oo, Shiny by Steph Beth Nickel

Like most writers, I want my work to shine. I’m not particularly interested in awards or acclaim, but I do want it to be the best it can be. And now for the disclaimer … I want the first draft to burst forth sparkling like a perfectly cut diamond. I know. I know. Not going to happen! So what can

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How Dark Times Enhance My Writing by Janice L Dick

How Dark Times Enhance My Writing by Janice L Dick

It was the fall of 1994. My father had just been diagnosed with cancer. Apparently the disease had been at work for a long time. At Thanksgiving, we travelled to my parents’ home in Alberta for a bittersweet weekend. Meanwhile, my mother-in-law, who had been feeling poorly for years, was told she had a brain tumour. Surgery would take place

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Unblinded by Brenda J Wood

Unblinded by Brenda J Wood

“God it is dark where I am right now, dark. I can’t see any farther than the nose on my face … which to be honest is farther than most people–due to its size.” That’s a line from my journal during one of my times of loss and despair. It’s followed by: “How can I write when everything around me

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In the Dark About Dark Times by Tracy Krauss

In the Dark About Dark Times by Tracy Krauss

This month’s prompt asked, “How do dark times enhance our writing?” I’m sure I blinked, not quite sure I understood the question. I felt stumped. I felt stymied. I felt ill equipped to write on this topic.

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8 Resources to Take Your Poetry to the Next Level by Violet Nesdoly

Here, on the doorstep of April, I’m celebrating because it’s almost National Poetry Month! What better time to think and talk about how to improve our writing in general, poetry-writing in particular? And so, I’m excited to share eight resources that have helped me in writing about poetry (as a many-year online and FellowScript poetry columnist) and in writing poems

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11 Tools to Take Your Writing to the Next Level by Steph Beth Nickel

11 Tools to Take Your Writing to the Next Level by Steph Beth Nickel

I’ve been exploring several resources to take my writing to the next level. You may want to check out some of them as well. (Please note: At the present time, I am not an affiliate of any of these people or products.)

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