I had an epiphany the other night. One of those light-bulb, head-smacking moments that seems so obvious, but for whatever reason I was too blind to notice before now. I was reading a novel and noticed similarities between the book I was reading and the book I am writing. Normally, this would discourage me. I… Read More Reading a Book with Similarities to One You’re Writing?
Previously posted on Contentedly Neurotic blog October 17, 2008 I’ve been lucky enough to join an online writer’s group this week, it’s a free event and it continues through a full week. It’s called the Muse Online Writer’s Conference. I have learned a lot and will continue to learn as I assimilate all the information… Read More The Best Strategies for Accomplishing Writing Tasks (or any other task)
Stifle your brain and the white page will drive you mad. Let your imagination run wild. Sometimes it will be scary, sometimes insightful, and usually, just plain far-fetched. The best thing about letting your imagination run rampant is the fodder it provides for articles, short stories, and novels. One small comment, sometimes one insignificant word,… Read More Let Your Imagination Run Wild
My last post focused on networking, basically how inept I am at that task. However, I felt I had learned good tips and was prepared to tackle the task once again at the AWP Book Fair. I was confident. I had my website up. I had my professional email. I had brand spanking new business… Read More Ask and You Will Be Answered
Every writer asks this question at some point or another. Should I fly by the seat of my pants or should I create a map so I know how to get where I’m going? We all take to the internet or email other writers we know. Or we attend writer’s conferences/workshops or book signings in… Read More Hop Aboard and Go or Chart the Path First?