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My novel Errand Runner was born in The Man Cave

The day I decided that I would begin writing my first novel, I knew that I’d need to find a place completely devoid of distractions. I considered our private courtyard among the inspiring melodies of birds, the soothing sound of rippling water and the comfort of warm Central Oregon sunshine. 424 more words


Writing Routines (Feat. a 10 question survey!)

First of all, on a completely unrelated note, I now have a facebook page. If anyone reading this has Facebook, ‘liking’ me would mean the world (there is no way to say that and not come off needy, believe me, I’ve tried. 845 more words


Character Conflict

Are you going through a personal conflict? May it resolve into a wonderful conclusion soon. Isn’t it ironic to be a writer? Some days you write about fictional characters and other days you live as one.

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Three tips to improve your proofreading

I posed this question recently to one of my classes.  The question was a simple one:

Do you proofread your writing?

Not surprisingly, only several students raised their hands.

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Kindness in Your Work

I have just had the terrible experience of having a “fellow” blogger recommend blocking and shunning my work simply because I could not create a post for him. 130 more words

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Mary Lawson Author : Writing Is A Gift : At Waterstone's Kingston

Author Mary Lawson lives in Kingston Upon Thames with her husband and children but it was her early life in Canada that inspired the characters and settings in her books; Crow Lake, The Other Side Of The Bridge and Road Ends. 448 more words

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Do You Have Lucky Pants?

Do you have a lucky pair of pants, carry a charm with you at all times to inspire good fortune, or consult the astrological gurus before you set foot outside your front door?  624 more words