Category Archives: published

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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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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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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