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Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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Time: An Enemy to Writers

I quietly anticipate word from a publishing company to see if it has accepted my new YA novel. I wrote it in a year which, by my usual standards, is quick. It helped that I had written the thing in … Continue reading

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Time Passes

In spirit, I feel healthy. I cannot be more thankful. But now, mirrors have become to me the worst invention. Almost outplacing gunpowder. Every time I look in a mirror, I don’t like what I see. The ravages of time … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write

Recently, I was interviewed about my writing. One of the questions focused on my writing environment and when and where I was inspired to write. When I was much younger, I forced myself to write. That’s right. Forced. I’d take … Continue reading

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Turning 50

Last Sunday, I turned 50. Getting one day older is no concern. But the passing of a decade in a blur is not to be taken lightly. When I remember my life at 40, I had a lot more hair … Continue reading

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The Nasty but Necessary Business of Editing

When teaching students what is involved in the writing process, we stress the importance of rough drafts, proofreading, and revising. They don’t always get why rewriting is necessary and so there are the expectant protests and groans when they are … Continue reading

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My Experience With Self-Publishing

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. Since I was a teenager, I have attempted to get my poems, short stories, novels, even essays published. My attempts have been through publishing companies, magazines, and contests. … Continue reading

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