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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Daily Routine

Lessons that have changed my life in writing: 1. You're never going to find success trying to take someone else's voice 2. Learn what voices to turn up & what voices to tune out 3. Never stop asking questions 4. Never stop trying to improve 5. Remind yourself why you started Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I don't know how many of you write material for publication, but I've begun to change how I prep my manuscripts. I used to wait until the story was completed, and then begin to format it. Now I am using three different programs to accomplish various goals. All three of these programs are on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Over the years, I've accumulated email contacts from other writers. Some are plugging their own work, some plugging the work of others... and some have some meaning. This note was one of those emails. + + Seven words from my dad The seven words came in a birthday card that arrived at my college... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Another 'girl' on one of my FB 'writing groups' who wants to argue about stuff of which she hasn't a clue. Why, she has written TWO short stories!!!!!!!, both of which are about 1800 words long. I routinely make posts here longer than that. Judging from her photo, I'd say she is about 19, maybe 20.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Opening Lines

I woke up during the night and wrote this down. I can think of a neat story using this as its opening lines. They say "The truth will out." That means that one way or another, in spite of all efforts to conceal it, the truth will come to be known. I learned a lot from the second "Godfather" movie.... Sign in to see full entry.

I am a writer. Anything you say or do, may be used against you in a future story. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all of the things of which I am afraid. I write. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

I've posted many times that I use Grammarly.com to help me with my writing. Besides the grammatical help, I get weekly reports telling me how I did. This is the one from this morning. I wrote just over 22,000 words last week, and other than 'comma errors,' I did quite well. I will admit that as I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2018

"You might not write well every day but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page." -Jodi Picoult Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

'Say Hello to Dave' In Audio

For those who liked the story, "Say Hello to Dave," here is the link to audio story. I think it can be downloaded for listening at your leisure. This was narrated by my friend David L. White of Tennessee. Dave has done several of my books and I am working with him to do one I have in progress. Sign in to see full entry.

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