Here’s another busy Sunday

Here’s another busy Sunday

Here’s another busy Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! I have been very busy getting stuff done for my digital life. I have learned how to produce my podcast audio and video and believe me, it was not easy. My sweet husband has been doing it for me all this time, but he is soon going to be unable to do that, so I had to learn. I never realized how much went into the editing phase of production. When I tell you I will be glad when he is well enough to take back that responsibility, I really truly mean it. There are so many

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October Sunday Round up

October Sunday Round up

Welcome to October! I have put on the Halloween theme for this week…and it will change week to week through October because I am so undecided as to which one I like best. Just so you know, this is a fun time on the blog, and I am willing to let some of the features onboard go lacking for a month. So, if you don’t see widgets, and contact forms, sign up forms, etc. it’s all in the fun-ness of October. Now, on to the news. I have not been lounging around, you guys. I am currently busily assessing the

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How to Write: Sagging Middles

How to Write: Sagging Middles

So, how is it going? Have you gotten through the first one thousand words yet? Two thousand? Usually by this time, I know if a book is going to be finished or not (as a reader and as a writer). Some books start out strong and then about act two, something weird happens. It’s called the middle. No matter how hard we try, boring, inane activity, and sagging plots will hit us in the middle of a book. We sort of run out of steam, or if you are a pantser, you can’t see where the story is going and

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How to Write: the first chapter

How to Write: the first chapter

It’s day 4 of How to Write and today we are going to discuss that all important first chapter. There is a really great way to know what to put in one and I am going to challenge you to try it. What is this cool new challenge? READ A CHAPTER Not just any chapter, now, but one from a book that you think is like the one you want to write. The best way to know what goes in a first chapter is to read some that have already been written. I do not know what you are writing,

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Are you truly finished with that work?

Are you truly finished with that work?

There are a few age-old questions that writers ask. They are not stupid questions, lest you immediately think that. NO question is stupid, and oftentimes, sort of vital when you are uninformed. We might be wise old owls, us writers, but we don’t know EVERYTHING. Even with the Internet, good info is sometimes hard to find. So, what is this funny old question that keeps cropping up? Well, I am so glad you asked! It’s this:  How do I know when I am finished with the piece I am working on? It’s funny but sometimes you think you are finished,

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