Writing at a Snail’s Pace

While I was tending my garden the other day I happened upon two snails out for a stroll. I watched as they took their time navigating the rough surface of the paver bricks. And, as they crawled across the jagged wood mulch. Then, after taking their time, they ended up under the tender leaves of […]

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Creating a Complex Character

Photo by Michelle Cassar on Unsplash Many times I’m asked, “How do you come up with your characters?” I explain that I go through several steps – which I will walk through in this post. While most characters pop into my head as either an image or a name, that’s only a small piece of […]

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My Biggest Struggle – Motivation

In March, I posed a question to my newsletter subscribers, “What is your biggest writing struggle?” I received quite a few responses and will continue to answer them in upcoming “Writing Tips” blog posts. Reader Question: My biggest struggle with writing right now is getting motivated! How do you motivate yourself to sit down and […]

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