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Missed Opportunity

Last week I wrote about the competition over at The Knight Agency. Last night, I prepared for the event by reviewing my three pages, creating a post to be cut and pasted and even setting three alarms. This morning, I pushed two wrong buttons that resulted in my post landing at number 140. I missed […]

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Mouse Trap Lessons

The other morning a small mouse ran through my kitchen. We live in the woods, so mice are not out of the ordinary when winter rolls around. They have always had the decency to stay in the walls in the past, but last year they developed a boldness that drove me crazy. My oldest son […]

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Writing Challenge for November 28

Characters take a story to its ultimate end. Great characters result in great content – most of the time. The more I know about my character then the easier it will be to follow that character down the path of the story. How well do you know your characters? This week the challenge will be […]

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Speed Date to Your Novel

One of these days my novel will be completed or at least the completed novel will be completely edited. I imagine some days that the words will multiply on the paper like the dust bunnies under my bed. The delusion lasts seconds because the reality of a writing career is that you have to write. […]

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Writing Challenge for November 22, 2010

The challenge comes a day late this week, but it will be worth the wait. Steve Dorning from over at Heavy Metal Cowboy commented on the 7 Tips for Creative Writing post about one of the prompts his writing uses to get the creative juices flowing. They set up dice to be elements of a […]

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7 Tips for Creative Writing

Writing can be tough on good days and nearly impossible on bad days. I can usually manage a few words for a blog or a personal essay, but fiction can stop me in my tracks. Over the years, I have found some tips and tricks to help jump start my writing when the coals are […]

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What Begins with D

One word can stop your progress and derail your success without as much as a whisper of warning. It can come in big, giant, overwhelming waves or small, indiscernible trickles. But it will come, so be prepared. Dealing with Distractions 1. Learn to recognize a distraction for what it is. Emergencies DO come up, but […]

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Writing Challenge for Nov 14

The best fiction comes from real life. “You just can’t make that up.” The true stories that we see around us, read about in the paper or that have been passed down from generation to generation can give life to an entire novel. Look around you. Let the inspiration of reality be the thing that […]

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Get the Most from Your Bible Study

Bible studies offer a chance to grow closer to God. They can open up a new understanding of the Word or a moment in scripture. Bible studies allow people to develop relationships that provide accountability, encouragement and support. Getting the most from a bible study requires stepping into the class with an attitude of desire. […]

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Give Content Away to Build Readers

Growing a website requires more than filling a page full of content. It takes creating a community where people WANT to come. I make those connections when I open up my heart and reveal the peace of my soul. It also comes when I choose to reach out and help instead of always looking at […]

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