Monthly archive for November2013

The Dreaded Rewrite

The Dreaded Rewrite

When I begin a book I’m never sure that I will be able to finish it.

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The Drive to Write…

The Drive to Write…

It is almost impossible to stop writing once you begin. Beware of what habits you are embracing when you first decide to write. Writing becomes your passion, your joy, and your compulsion. You write at bus stops, in dentist offices, in cafes, as well as…

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Those Difficult First Lines

Those Difficult First Lines

First lines—those elusive, shifty, uncooperative first lines! First lines set the tone of the book, establish expectations in the minds of the readers and, I find, stimulate me to follow my own lead. It is sometimes easier to writer the whole chapter with grace and…

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