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A Diet Program for your Writing

A Diet Program—for Your Writing!

You want the essence of your writing to come through, but needless words and phrases can get in the way and weigh down your prose. Solution: put your writing on a five-step diet.

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The Secret to Creative Writing

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. –Rumi For writers and artists, especially ones who have a business side to their artistic endeavors, there is a constant tightrope act of walking between the logic part of the brain and letting go […]

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5 Character Tips to Intrigue Readers

One of the best ways to build conflict and suspense in your character and intrigue your reader is to give your character a secret. Better yet, have her lie to hide it and to protect herself. Don’t divulge the secret right away in your story, but keep it hidden until […]

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Spring Clean Your Writing

Everyone I know is tired of winter and in the mood for spring, including me! Hopefully, by the time you read this, temps below freezing and snowstorms will be a memory. Spring is the time of new birth, new beginnings and…spring cleaning! Opening the house, letting in fresh air and […]

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The #1 Thing Every Character Must Have

Do you ever sit down to the blank page and your characters do nothing? You get in the zone, but still, the scene goes nowhere? Are ideas dried up and the story has no place to go? Do your characters get into conflict (as they should) or do they just […]

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