This post by Keri De Deo When I meet people and mention that I'm an author and editor, they often launch into their book writing aspirations. They end the discussion with the statement, “But I don’t know where to start.” Yes, Lewis Carroll said, “Begin at the beginning,” but it’s not as … Continue reading So, You Want to Write A Book…
Posted by Keri De Deo In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about two different kinds of writing: writing with the door closed and writing with the door open. First, you write with the door closed. That means you write for yourself. After you’ve done that, you open the door and revise your writing … Continue reading What Editors Want
by Neva Bodin When my precocious daughter was four, she decided she could ride my old bike which was designed for a seven or eight year old. Tall for her age, people meeting her for the first time thought she was six, so while it was certainly unwieldy for her, she could steer and pedal … Continue reading False or Healthy Pride?
Post (c) Doris McCraw When I began this journey of writing there were moments of trepidation. Not strong mind you, for if anything I do tend to live outside the comfort zone from within my own comfort zone. Confused yet? Life is an adventure, a journey. My comfort zone is keeping myself happy by doing … Continue reading Outside the Comfort Zone
by Stephen Buehler On a typical day I sit down to write. Well, I intend to write but I don’t. I ask myself, why not? Ahhhh. It’s because of the creative hump. Something we all experience. For me the creative hump is fear of the unknown. Fear of not being able to write the next … Continue reading THAT DARN PESKY CREATIVE HUMP