Tag Archives: writing life

Words in the Dark

Words in the Dark: Post 1 Welcome back to my blog. Over the last four months, during my return to authorhood, I’ve posted articles about author, artist, or educator interviews adventure and travel gardening health photo challenges book challenges The … Continue reading

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Writing is Hard — Even When It’s All You Ever Want to Do

Writing is hard, but not the part about getting motivated to go to the keyboard. Writing is hard because of everything you have to learn in order to write and edit well. Writing is hard when the ideas are there … Continue reading

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Surprising Things I Learned the Year I Won NaNoWriMo

My books develop over time. That’s not to say I don’t practise free-flow writing. In fact, I collect free-flow scenes and chapters, the ones that are written in the moment, raw and uncensored, or where the characters wrestle for the … Continue reading

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Should You Self-Publish or Traditionally Publish?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by A.G. Young So today we’re talking about if you should Self Publish or Traditionally Publish that baby you have been working on for months or years. This of course is…

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Finishing a Book is a Skill

Many of us have book ideas. We may even have begun a draft, or many. Here, Millie Ho in A Writer’s Path tells us how finishing a book is a skill.

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A Professional Author: What’s Involved

How I define what’s involved in professional writing Being a professional author is much more than writing books, especially in this day and age. Whether authors choose traditional, hybrid, or self-publishing, most are involved in promotion, maintain a website, and … Continue reading

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New Horizons

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 14 This is the final post of the summer 2016 blog series Snippets of an Author’s Life. Many thanks to my regular subscribers and to new followers for checking in on this blog. In … Continue reading

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Pantsing and Planning Can Be a Sliding Scale

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 12 In novel writing, I’m not a meticulous planner at the outset; rather, a concept drafter. Once I know where the story is going and how it ends–like connecting two points, the problem (A) … Continue reading

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How I Use Writing Books

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by S.E. Jones As mentioned previously, I do quite badly with planning anything. If I know how a story ends, it’s not something I can bring myself to write. I’m bored –…

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Great Writing Quotes Set to Music

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 10 I am under intense deadline pressure, so today I would like to pass along some writing quotes for you to enjoy. I’m sure you will recognize many of them, or the people who … Continue reading

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