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Review: Reading Like a Writer

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Reviews, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Goodreads Amazon The most important things, I told them, were observation and consciousness. Keep your eyes open, see clearly, think about what you see, ask yourself what it means. I read this book on the recommendation of a good writing friend who suggested it as a way to improve my writing (yes, I write but I [...]

Flash/Short Fiction Review Series

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Creative, Flash Fiction, Publishing, Reading, Reviews, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In September, 2016, I took a flash fiction course with Writers.com under the tutelage of the esteemed poet and writer, Barbara Henning.  The very first story presented was Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway. At 1,463 words, it is considered a masterwork of short fiction.  I rewrote it to understand Hemingway's use of subtext and [...]

Adventures in Flash Fiction – The Writer’s Spot

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Flash Fiction, Inspiration, Writing|Tags: , , , |

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50 Romance Plot Ideas!

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Publishing, Reading, Research, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it… Source: 50 Romance Plot Ideas!

On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Inspiration, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I had no companion to the reception, … Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You’re a Pantser

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today guest Buccaneer and YA Author Tanaz Bhathena shares a story about the importance of trying new ideas and adapting your writing habits. Source: FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You're a Pantser

» How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Blunt Instrument is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to blunt@electricliterature.com. Dear Blunt Instrument, My questions … Source: » How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

» The Magic of Writing Groups

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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7 “Tricks” to Improve Your Writing OvernightWNQ-WRITERSWNQ-WRITERS

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Writing|Tags: , , , , |

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4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro | WritersDigest.com

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Critiques and constructive criticism are crucial to the development of writers, but taking that criticism is often the hardest pill for writers to swallow. Here are some tips for getting through it. Source: 4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro | WritersDigest.com

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