Category Archives: my novel

Learning from a short-short story

Several months ago, I found a short-short story contest. The story had to be 1500 words or fewer. Entering  it was an opportunity to take a break from editing my two first drafts and write something new. What to write? … Continue reading

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Advantage of a fertile imagination

I envy those who have a fertile imagination and have little difficulty finding a topic to blog. I, on the other hand, sit in my recliner staring at the blank computer screen. I sit wishing the words will write themselves, … Continue reading

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Random thoughts

  This past week was a tough week for my wife and me.  On 1 December, my wife’s Aunt Barbara passed away. She 86 years old. Two days previous, 29 November, my Aunt Jeanette passed. She was 81 years young. … Continue reading

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Am I a Writer?

I am not a writer if what many writing blog sites tell me is true. I would agree if I didn’t know better. The blogs tell me that a “real writer” writes every day or they suffer withdrawal. Writing is … Continue reading

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How do you find Beta Readers

I have been revising of my work-in-progress. I am 30% through it and I wonder if it is time to consider finding beta readers. My concern is I haven’t been at this very long and things the pros take for … Continue reading

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Critique a work in progress

I joined an online critique group to gain reviews of my work in progress. I learned I had to earn the right to have my work critiqued by providing the service to others. This is an equitable trade. I find … Continue reading

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Writer’s block, when it strikes

Writer’s block, the bane of every writer *so I have read* struck. All day, off and on, I struggled to find a topic for this week’s blog. I considered an update to Kiliane’s Rage. I am working the revision with … Continue reading

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