Monthly Archives: April 2013

Little Darlings and Why They Must Die…for REAL

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Remember me? Almost any of us who decided one day to get serious about our writing, read Stephen King’s On Writing. Great book, if you haven’t read it. But one thing King tells us we…

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The Writing Privilege

Early one Saturday morning just several weeks ago I got this overwhelming feeling about my novel due out in just under a week.  Suddenly there were passages that I had to change before anyone else saw them. I mean, I … Continue reading

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Nursing Your Preemies: Publishing Your Novel

Preemies. We pity and hope for them at the same time. For some reason, today as I was driving I thought about preemies, those that are underdeveloped, sickly and not ready to stand alone. Often we grieve for what should … Continue reading

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Writing Therapy

I could easily be reclined on the couch of some therapist staring up at the wall peppered with all of his or her framed accolades, pouring from my soul. I’m sure you could confess to having the same opportunity. But … Continue reading

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And They Lived Happily Ever After: Tips for Writing your Story’s Conclusion

And they lived happily ever after.  Wouldn’t writing your story’s ending be so much simpler if all good fiction had to end this way? Predictable, but easy. Boring, but easy. But the truth is there are no hard and fast … Continue reading

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You were not designed to fail: Writing Fiction

The unique thing about writing is that you may spend weeks, months or even years laboring over your work, before it sees daylight. There are times during the process when you will feel thrilled, excited or just plain proud as … Continue reading

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