Tag Archives: learning to write

The cat is more focused than I am

It’s raining today in the Great Pacific Northwest. Nothing unusual about that. It is the good, soft, kind of rain, which inspires me to actually write, to exercise some discipline, to bend my mind and hand to my current WIP instead of finishing the book on … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover? Puleeez….

Really? I know, I know… it’s what is inside that really counts… Honestly though, some book covers are just too much for me. The same goes for titles. especially cutesy ones. I am not going to hurt anyone’s feelings (yet) by … Continue reading

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Now that I’ve offended everyone…

which, honestly wasn’t my intention. I was hoping to get a little discussion started about what’s ‘hot what’s not’ in the fiction world right now. And, okay, maybe vent a little about what I see as laziness in plotting and character … Continue reading

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Super Powers, again? Can we have some quality control please???

This is a question that often comes up around the dining room table. Not that we are geeky or anything. I never change mine. Invisibility is always my choice. Just seems so handy, and versatile too. My younger daughter changes her’s everytime. … Continue reading

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Learning to be surprised

Ok, at first glance that sounds like an attempt to control the element of surprise. What I  mean is that as I write my first novel (second attempt having realized ~50K words in that my first attemp was BORING) I … Continue reading

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Task avoidance or how this shall not be written

I really like to make lists. I make them a lot.  For instance my list for today has: laundry, grocery store, walk dog, clean bathrooms, pick-up kids, pay bills, start cleaning house for in-laws visit and send important emails.  I usually include writing … Continue reading

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Getting Lost in My Work

I love this concept. As the mother of 2 daughters this doesn’t actually happen very often.  Yesterday I discovered the power of earplugs and music turned up on my laptop.  This worked really well until my husband politely knocked on … Continue reading

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