Creative Writing

3 Things To Give Your Readers in the First Pages.

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Place. Time. Character. These are the essential elements your readers need to capture their attention and keep them turning pages. Give them something to hang on to in the first pages.   Will Readers Want to Read Your Story? Genre is everything to most readers. Some will only read historical romance. Some will only read fantasy. Some only read mysteries. […]
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Writing First Pages That Work for Readers

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You’ve heard the phrase: show the reader, don’t tell them. In the first example, we’re riding along with the character, seeing what she’s seeing, feeling what she’s feeling. By the end of the paragraph, we’re reaching for a gin and tonic!
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Creative Insecurities: Am I Good Enough?

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Creative insecurities. When the work is finished and other eyes are on it, that’s when creative insecurities set in. Am I good enough? Know who you are as a writer to fight against creative insecurities. Please like my work, but don’t look too closely. You’ve written your memoir but haven’t learned how to write in that genre. You can’t wait […]
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Let Change Be Your Brand!

april 4 2021 journal entry.
Sometimes change equals false starts. In 2021 I made the decision to update my website and split writing from art. I also decided to concentrate half my work hours to rebuilding a freelance business. Most of my freelance work evaporated in the pandemic year of 2020. I hired a website designer to help me make the updates to the author, […]
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A Thank You Means So Much.

Thank you letter from reading a group.
Book Club Discussion, Saving the Ghost. Last Saturday I met with a local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to discuss my novel, Saving the Ghost.  The book was recommended by one of their members who is passionate about helping abused women and children survive into better lives. Although some readers found the book distressing, they were […]
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