Category Archives: writing tips

Blockage? What Blockage?

Lovely and immensely talented author Lucy Coats blogged about overcoming and doing battle with the dastardly writer’s block recently. You can read it and all the useful comments here. Someone raised the question: do fantastically successful writers like JK Rowling … Continue reading

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Place Settings

aka researching….digging… Before I start writing, I amuse myself (for days and days) by surfing the web and printing pictures which I then pin up above my desk. At the mo’ there is a map of the Vegas strip, a … Continue reading

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The Thesaurus Dinosaurus (Extinct?)

My other job (not including super mom in tights) is writing resumes for various professional types. I asked for entertainment industry or publishing job seekers because that is my background, but so far I’ve had everything from industrial engineers to … Continue reading

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The Remove

I have recently finished my WIP and emerged rumpled and sweaty with a book I call, LUCKY. Usually when I write I have the ending at least all figured out. This time the opposite was true. I knew exactly where … Continue reading

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Landscaping

I used to be a landscaper. You might be thinking rose trellises, wild flower meadows, deciding just where the boxwood hedges would go. Marching around the acreage with a brimmed hat and a notebook, making squiggles and hatch marks to … Continue reading

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Pick a Thread

I’m working on something new (possible title- FIERCE).I’m trying to get my thoughts in order. I’d already written about 3/4 of the book but after putting it aside for a year or so while I was working on something else, … Continue reading

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The Cuts

Back when I started my current WIP it was a entirely different sort of beast. Very dark, very edgy, very depressing. It was sort of like a slow torturous climb towards a depressing conclusion and then a fast, unrelenting tumble … Continue reading

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