Tag Archives: inspiration

Patty Wiseman: Where It All Started

Originally posted on Phyllis A. Still:
This month’s guest blog post is from Award Winning Patty Wiseman who writes stories of strong women overcoming insurmountable odds. From historical to contemporary these romantic and suspenseful tales carry the message of survival…

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Some Thoughts on Being a Writer — by Jess Steven Hughes

Today’s post is by returning guest Jess Steven Hughes, author of four meticulously researched historical fiction books. I saw this inspirational, straight-from-the-heart post on Facebook and knew I had to share it. Here it is, reprinted with permission. Some thoughts on … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 2

Originally posted on Windows into History:
Christmas History 29.  Last time we looked at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead.  The following is another, heartwarming selection: Christmas eve we were surprised with…

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Finished Her Novel After Winning NaNoWriMo Last Year — Now On Book 3 (Sneak Peek)

Words in the Dark: Post 5 Those of you who have been following my blog have met Leslie Hodgins, author and entrepreneur. In 2016 and 2017, Leslie has been on fire. Some of her accomplishments include: interviews on my blog … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Final Week!

Words in the Dark: Post 3 We’re 23 days out with only one week left to go of NaNoWriMo 2017. Go, Wrimos! I’ve checked in on the NaNo Buddies, and the word counts as of 3:00 p.m. today are as … Continue reading

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Day 23: Today’s Writing Song

While I’m away at the writing retreat, here is today’s inspirational writing song: Bring Me to Life by Evanescence. The retreat is doing its job to “bring me to life,” “wake me up inside,” and “bid my blood to run.” … Continue reading

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When Does the Marketing Start?

Originally posted on Writer to Writer:
If you go for self-publishing you kind of get all the power over marketing and the overall success of your book. Whether it’s just me or it’s really becoming a trend, I fancy self-publishing…

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Guest Post: Development of a Writing Space

Development of a Writing Space . . . by Mandy Eve-Barnett We see articles and blog posts in regard to ‘writing spaces’ and it can either spur us on to create our own or make us feel we are lacking. … Continue reading

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H is for Hope and Humanity | #AtoZChallenge

The element of hope makes even the darkest, saddest stories compelling and memorable. Hope gives humans the will to go on in the face of adversity. Stories that carry a glimmer of hope amidst devastation in all its forms make … Continue reading

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G is for Guts as in Grit | #AtoZChallenge

When characters have guts, or grit, it can make a story more powerful. People are inspired by courage and sometimes use someone else’s to give them their own sense of strength. Grit is defined in the dictionary as “courage and … Continue reading

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