Dispel Those Writing Myths – Part 1

BY SHEILA HUDSON When I began this crazy career of writing, I thought all I had to do was to write and my gleeful audience would immediately issue a check. Clearly, I did not know how the system works. And that’s not the only myth I believed. Take heart, I am here to bust your …

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Nanowrimo Writing Tips

National Novel Writing Month Tips

BY MANDY EVE-BARNETT There is no question it is a crazy experience, whether it is your first attempt or one of many. We all tend to become rather manic as we write to our daily goal of 1667 words (or more if possible). Whether you are an experienced NaNoWriMo writer or a newbie, these tips …

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The Caterpilion

THE CATERPI-LION

There once was a Caterpillar who was thoroughly sick of always being stuck near the bottom of the food chain. All the other animals—birds, moles, lizards, frogs and spiders—would hunger for his soft, succulent sausage-like body, licking their lips avidly in anticipation of a delicious meal. Even the tiny ants posed a mortal danger to …

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Nanowrimo

NaNoWriMo – This Time I Won’t Enter as a Total “Pantser”

By Linda White It’s National Novel Writing Month. I’m again tempted to join the hundreds of thousands of hopeful writers who sign up for NaNo with the goal of creating a 50,000 word “novel.” That means 1,667 words every single day in November. This time I won’t enter as a total “pantser” because I’ve been …

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How the seasons affect our writing

How the Seasons Affect Our Writing

BY MANDY EVE-BARNETT Weather can have quite an effect on our writing as it influences us emotionally and physically. Each season has a benefit – but there are pros & cons, so to speak, for each season. The seasons affect our mood and in turn our writing. We notice how our mind and body reacts …

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