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I mentioned mentors in my last post. So this post I’ll talk about mentors and mentoring. I know a lot of people commented, and at the end of this post, I’ll share some of the best blogs I’ve found, and why. For me having a mentor is important. I’ve had the unique privilege of working …
To start, this is a series of blogs about which I am writing about on goal setting and a Question that I received by email a while back. For this blog entry I’ll put forth the email, it comes from one of the writing classes I took, and this was a well thought out debate, …
I did something yesterday that was beyond fun, I sat down and cut into little pieces one chapter of my manuscript. Not because it was bad but for a purpose. I printed it out and then cut out each paragraph. I moved them around on a poster board ( I had tape on the back …
Day 21: I’ve been pushing myself to write a bit each day. I feel it is important to do this. Not because I want to, more like I need to. I need to get this book done, I have 40 more days. I think therefore I write. Oh, yes it is my job. I get …
Advice #5: Read books on writing. I have three that I love. Of course, I have more, and am looking to expand, but these are the three that I seem to go to for more ideas. The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. The 38 most common mistakes Fiction Writers Make by Jack Bickman. On …
I think that I’ve been busy with typing, OK, small joke there! My computer though has not been as busy as I have. I was using my computer and spent most of my time trying to get it to work.  It would not and I didn’t know what to do with it.  A laptop that …
Day 13: It’s fun when I can create a new chapter, but it’s also fun when I recreate the new chapter to be better. Some way it’s harder. It’s a process. A long process. I think that is why many don’t want to become writers, or don’t want to finish. Everyone had potential, but of …
Day12: Truth be told: I am not a good editor. Any of you who follow my blog can attest to that. Of course, I love comments and most are some great ones which I try to think about. One from yesterday was asking what books are good for writing? Well, I do like many of …
Day 10: When I write I need to comment about my work, often to myself. This way I see it through the eyes of a reader. I’ll print it out and read it far, far away from either a desk or a library. In fact anywhere where I don’t do work on my book. This …
Day 10: Cut and paste is a bit of a challenge but that’s okay.Not to worry I have everything under control… All that was needed was a box of bandages. After all, I can’t really use cutting devices all that well. Take it from me don’t try a mini paper cutter. And tape, that too. …
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