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Friday Feature: Snowflakes in a Blizzard, Darrel Laurant’s Project to Assist Writers

Darrel Laurant contacted me some time ago about featuring my book, West End, on his project website. I’m only happy to now have him talk about that project here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Completing and publishing a book — any book — … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Faux Deadlines

My students, and other writers, often tell me that deadlines and time limits are the only things that inspire them. That last minute of the clock ticking down puts the pressure on enough to force them to write, and they … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Valerie Cooper and Finding Writing Time

I’m more familiar with Valerie Cooper’s poetry, as we’ve both appeared in Delphinium Literary Magazine. So when she contacted me about writing a piece about finding time, I thought she’d have something important to say. We’re both single parents, except … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Writer Dreams

We all get those ideas that occur to us in the middle of the night as we’re rolling over, we reach for a pillow and poof – a story occurs to us.  Some of us continue to snuggle tight to … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Critique Partners – a little bit of heaven!

Some years ago, I belonged to a critique group. Of the four writers, none had been published and I became the only one who expressed specific goals. In one session, a women writer spent the whole time helping another writer … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: 4am Success

No, not me. I don’t get up at 4am, but some successful writers have. Auden, Hugo, and others woke at 4am Vonnegut and Angelou woke around 5am. Milton and others at 6. Sadly, I’m more along the lines of Stephen … Continue reading

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Nice Feature of West End –

Thanks, Darrell! Check out SnowFlakes in a Blizzard If anyone would like a free audible copy – let me know by commenting below. First two people only!

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