Category Archives: Writing

When you are not writing…

by Diane Laney Fitzpatrick I know, it sounds like a lame excuse, doesn’t it? “It’s not that I’m not writing. It’s just that I’m thinking about my next chapter while I play this game of Solitaire on my phone. With … Continue reading

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Office Mix

I first met Office Mix a few years ago, before I had the required Office 2013 or higher. I loved the demo I watched, cried a bit that it wouldn’t work for me, and then forgot about it. Now that … Continue reading

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for the record

Originally posted on 07/04/2012by Léa “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” – Mae West for the record she keeps her book near the bed neatly listing lovers she has known they wonder does she grade … Continue reading

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blocked

A friend is visiting and much to see and do I hope to incorporate into future posts… meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy some older posts. blocked Originally posted on 07/02/2012by Léa “Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not … Continue reading

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Tips…

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you … Continue reading

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Out of this world…

The other day, during a bout of procrastination, I found myself thinking about astronauts, space travel, rockets and aliens. To my surprise I discovered a few novel-writing similarities. Here is my list: via Why Writing a Novel is Like Space Exploration … Continue reading

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Well done David!

Just to let people who may be interested know, I have my first novel on Amazon, printed and Kindle versions. Having waited in vain for agents to even acknowledge my e-mails, I have decided to self-publish because I would like … Continue reading

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Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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Professional Blogging vs. Personal Connections – finding time to write

  Two recent blog posts which talked very candidly about blogging got me thinking about the ‘cookie-cutter’ blogging advice out there. These posts are by people who put their writing first, above ‘content creation’. Most of the blogging advice seems … Continue reading

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Untitled

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” – E.L. Doctorow “I get intrigued by a first line and I write … Continue reading

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