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Choosing a Writing Method by Pamela Mytroen

Choosing a Writing Method by Pamela Mytroen

What writing method do you use for short stories or novels? There are many. There’s the Skeleton Method that Angela Hunt uses (and taught us at our Fall Conference). Or there’s the Chapter Method where the story is first summarized in one or two sentences and then each chapter is summarized on index cards. The Snowflake Method, created by Randy

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Food Dictates Character by Brenda J Wood

Food Dictates Character by Brenda J Wood

Food Dictates Character What She Ate: six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories by Laura Shapiro (Penguin Random House Publishers) evoked all kinds of questions in my mind. The book describes the eating habits of Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown. Their eating habits displayed their belief systems. It

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Decisions, Decisions by Tracy Krauss

Decisions, Decisions by Tracy Krauss

Two Necessities When Deciding What to Write Coming up with ideas has never been a problem for me. I have tons for both fiction and non-fiction running rampant in my head at any given time. I suppose the better question is, how do I decide what to focus on at any given time? Organizing my thoughts is the first key

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The Writer’s Weight Loss Plan by Brenda J Wood

The Writer’s Weight Loss Plan by Brenda J Wood

The Writer’s Weight Loss Plan Am I a writer? Can I write? Should I write? When can I possibly find time to write? What will people think if I write? What if no one likes my writing? And, dear writer friend, note that all the questions are about me, my, and I. Where are you on this question sheet? The

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Developing Your Brand by Steph Beth Nickel

Developing Your Brand by Steph Beth Nickel

Developing Your Brand Are you looking to develop an online presence? Do you want potential readers to recognize your work at a glance? Do you want to get started without hiring a professional—or several professionals? While I am most certainly not an expert, I am currently on this journey. Below is a list of steps I’ve already taken and those

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Find Your Why by Brenda J Wood

Find Your Why by Brenda J Wood

Find Your Why “Why do we write?” moaned my writing pal. “Why do we write when there is no market for our books?” She didn’t really like my answer and I guess I didn’t really like giving it either. “We write because God asks us to use our gift and our gift is writing.” You guessed it. She didn’t like

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Planning for Productivity by Tracy Krauss

Planning for Productivity by Tracy Krauss

Planning for Productivity I love sitting down periodically with a calendar, day planner, and a lengthy list of projects, chores, and dreams. For me, making the plan is half the fun! The key to success, however, is not allowing stress about failed resolutions derail my plan altogether. When I see that something isn’t working out, or when I choose to

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Goals and Guilt by Janice L Dick

Goals and Guilt by Janice L Dick

I’ve always been a goal-setter. I need a plan, a direction, a purpose. I love new beginnings. But my compulsion to plan ahead deserted me this past year. I was in the personal position of needing to be flexible with my time, of caring for a family member and putting my routine on hold. Stronger personalities may well have pushed

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New Year’s Question

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Christmas Greetings 2017

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