Author Archives: Vee

About Vee

I'm a writer working on my fifth novel.

IS BLOGGING STILL RELEVANT?

I have not posted on my blog for a long time. In fact, I’ve been considering whether to take this site down or not. The biggest reason I haven’t posted is that I had nothing that compelled me to share … Continue reading

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WRITING WHAT I DON’T KNOW

This morning I did a Facebook search to see if my brother has joined since the last time I checked. No, he still hasn’t. At least not under the name on his birth certificate. That last name would be Ziedonis. … Continue reading

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Writing with Feeling

 Yesterday (October 9, 2012) I read a blog on blog.nathanbransford.com that hit home for me. The title is “Writing as Catharsis” and as a writer, I found a powerful message that clarified some of my own questions about writing. I … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Research……

I write historical fiction. Mostly. That means I make up the story but the historical facts should be true. Sometimes I think I should turn my work into Fantasy so I don’t have to do the dreaded research. Or turn … Continue reading

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How Do You Know Your Story (or Novel) Is Finished?

The question, really, is about revision. When do you know you’re finished revising and there is no more rewriting to do? I’ve heard authors answer that question in person and I’ve read about published authors answering that question. My favorite … Continue reading

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How Do You Determine Your Focus?

Focus is a concept I’ve looked at lately. I’ve asked myself a number of questions. Where should I put my focus? Why don’t I automatically know what it should be? Why do I change my focus? How do I keep … Continue reading

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What’s a Logline?

I heard the word logline for the first time about a week ago. No, I don’t live in a cave or under a log. But somehow I missed it until now anyway. I was emailing with a fellow writer. I … Continue reading

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Tooting my Own Horn

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce It’s a couple days after … Continue reading

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How Do You Stay Motivated?

 That question can apply to writing and anything else in your life. Do you keep the focus on what you want and need or do you let the needs of others dictate your days? Do you need a deadline – … Continue reading

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My Nemesis…..the re-write of Chapter One.

 I’m taking another look at the novel that three agents have all or part of  — again.  To be more specific, I’m looking at Chapter One, the most important one, and the one that has given me the most problems.  … Continue reading

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