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The Editorial Gauntlet: +50 Proofreading Skills

We’re not talking about your undergrad editing skills–this is the real deal.

I thought I was a decent writer. Not just in my ability to write a decent plot/character/story, but also in my ability to proof and edit my work. 1,012 more words


Time Is Relative--The Weird One You Avoid At Reunions

Every year, at some point in the middle, I look back on the previous few months and bemoan the lack of a new book release. The thinking goes, if I didn’t publish a book yet, then I’m slacking, and losing momentum in the market, and losing readers along the way. 807 more words

On Writing

When Real Life Interferes

By Elizabeth Engstrom

Writing fiction takes up an enormous amount of cranial space. It requires quiet, solitude (or your version of those things), and quite a bit of time just staring into space. 721 more words


Photos we don’t snap - Poem

I’m looking forward to the next red light

so I can pull the mascara over lashes

hold dilly dally like it’s not mine, with

evidence that I neither chose it, neither could… 150 more words


On Finding time to Write

First: I must apologize for not posting more things on this here blog. It’s not for a lack of time, nor for a lack of ideas. 446 more words


Get back to work!

If you want to be a writer, you have to write. Read all the books on writing you want, attend readings by your favorite authors and hope their genius rubs off, get an MFA; unless you actually write, all your characters are just imaginary friends and their stories stay stuck in your head. 199 more words

Do you need to work on your time management?

The complaint is always the same:  I don’t have time to write.

Inspirational religious speaker, Joyce Meyer, has a great saying that she uses when she hears people say they don’t have time to study their bibles.   328 more words