Category Archives: December

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Lesson When it comes to writing great fiction, less is often more. Think of modifiers and detail like perfume. Perfume can be lovely, sexy, attractive, and make one irresistible. It can also give…

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When dreams die, they die young: Confessions of a Writer Part I

I knew from the first moment I looped twist ties through a thick stack of notebook paper with the edges still frayed that I wanted to be a writer. There was this feverish excitement to watch written words come alive. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to Use the N* Word

It has such negative connotations. People cringe when you say it and tend to view you differently when you use it regularly. But sometimes you just have to be bold and use it anyway; they will get it later and … Continue reading

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Take time to consider

It takes time to succeed, because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.  Joseph Ross My mother died in May of 2005. I would like to say that my Mom and I were always close … Continue reading

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Platonic Relationships with the Opposite Sex: Are They Possible?

Are platonic relationships like fairy tales and wishing wells: real only in the mind? Some say it is possible for men and women to be just friends as long as bodies don’t collide and minds don’t wander down dark halls … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Michelle Stimpson.com:
In the past eight years, I’ve been around the block a few times with publishers. Four different publishers, to be exact. Below are a few of the lessons about publishing contracts that I’ve learned…

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Should Others Read our Work Before Publication?

One of the first poems I wrote was in fourth grade. Our church was having some kind of youth event and I stood proudly in front of the grinning crowd and belted out my own work. I got a standing … Continue reading

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