Monthly Archives: March 2013

Novel writing–What to do when your story stalls out

There’s nothing like halfway through your story getting that sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach because you see an inevitable roadblock ahead. And then…you hit it. You run out of words, ideas and the story is just stuck. Help … Continue reading

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They’re Alive! How to Give Life to Your Characters

The thing that I love about literary fiction, in its truest sense is that there is such a heavy focus on character development. The characters drive the story; they instruct it on how it should be told, if you will. … Continue reading

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Climb to the top of the rope: staying focused

Third grade gym class is vivid in my mind. I remember the rope; the thick, heavy rope which reached from ceiling to floor. Every gym class we had the opportunity to climb it to the top, touch the beam and … Continue reading

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Black Women Writers to Celebrate

As I reflect this month in which we celebrate women’s history I feel compelled to share with you a couple of women writers that rank high upon my shelves. When I first attempted to read, Zora Neale Hurston’s, There Eyes Were … Continue reading

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Be Heard, Be Seen, but Be Effective

It seems in this day of instant celebrity status being seen and heard is really all that we are after. It reminds me of those people that stand in the street behind the beat reporter waving their hands and smiling into … Continue reading

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