Posts Tagged ‘writing tips’

Guest Author Interview: Lisa See

Hello! Thank you, Lisa See, for visiting my blog today. I’m looking forward to hearing the gems you have to share from your writing journey! First of all, what is your favorite genre to write in and what is the age range you generally write for?  I don’t have a favorite. I’ve written a family memoir, mysteries/thrillers, and literary fiction. Actually,
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How Convenient Will Your Inspiration Be This Year?

Happy New Year! It’s a new year and a new day, packed with tons of possibility and potential for inspiration! When and how will YOUR inspiration come? Will it always be convenient? Will it come when you ask for it? When you acknowledge it? Or when it just plain hits you in the face? Maybe it will be a combination
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Guest Author Interview: Smoky Zeidel

Hello! Thank you, Smoky Zeidel, for visiting my blog today. I’m looking forward to hearing the gems you have to share from your writing journey! First of all, what is your favorite genre to write in and what is the age range you generally write for? I write historical novels with a romantic bent to them, meaning they aren’t traditional romances,
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Guest Author Interview: Sheila Lowe!

It’s time for another author interview! I had the privilege of meeting Sheila Lowe at a bookfaire earlier this year where we were both guest speakers. I thought you might like to hear from her about her writing process and fascinating life. We can all grow and learn from each other’s journey! Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in the
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Are You Pursuing Your Dreams?

“It’s never too late to pursue your dreams.” – Bogie Slabogen I love pursuing my dreams. Well, let’s modify that. I love dreaming of all that I could do. Actually pursuing those dreams can be downright terrifying! I mean, you have to submit your dreams to the scrutiny of others, you have to take risks, step into the total unknown, and heaven
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Do You Have a Backstory?

One of my favorite parts of writing fiction is creating backstories for my characters. I love to get in their heads, find out what makes them tick and see what it makes them do. Wait, I’ll back up. Some of you may be wondering what a backstory is. Here’s a definition of “backstory” from Dictionary.com: “a narrative providing a history or
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Guest Author Interview: Adriana Ryan!

Now and again, I’m going to share an interview with one of my writing friends. Every writer has their own process and fascinating insights into the world of writing. It’s fun to see and learn how different authors think and write! Today, we get to hear from Adriana Ryan. Adriana Ryan writes spunky, supernatural fiction in beautiful Charleston, SC. She is
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The Weird and Unbelievable. How Do You Research the Future? – Behind the Scenes of 2108 (Part II)

How do you research for writing about the future? Good question! One reason I wanted to write about the future was so I could make up all sorts of fun technologies. I also thought I wouldn’t have to worry about being so accurate in the creation of my “world.” Well, I soon learned there are ways to research and be
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2 Writing Skills You Can Learn From “The Hunger Games”

About a month or so ago, I finally read The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. I know. I’m a little slow on getting to this best seller. But when I initially heard what it was about, I thought it was too gruesome. I didn’t want to validate the topic by reading about it. But the fervor over the book, and
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