November 12th, 2018

How Writers can Breakthrough Being Stuck

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Blogging Guests | Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication | Craft | Writer's Life

Tasha Seegmiller

Whether you are a participant in NaNoWriMo or not, all of us have (most likely) experienced what it is like to hit the middle of the story and . . .

And.

Some call it a brick wall, others talk about being stuck in the muck, and still others may not have a name for it but simply refer to the weeping and wailing that happens when the story is just stuck.… Read the post

November 9th, 2018

Sailing into the End of the Year

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Inspiration | Writer's Life

Julie Glover

My father had his own set of proverbs that he dispensed like wisdom from the mountaintop. Even though it’s been decades since I lived in his house, I can still hear his voice in my head sharing such tenets as:

“A thing worth doing is worth doing well.”

“Leave a place as good as or better than you found it.”

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Oh wait, that one’s not his.Read the post

November 7th, 2018

Host Your Own Writers' Retreat

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Fae Rowen | Inspiration | Writer's Life

Fae Rowen

It's been almost ten years  since I hosted my first writers' retreat. It was a low-key get together for my five-person critique group, which had been meeting for just a few months. 

We already met weekly for face-to-face chapter critiques, but we wanted time to discuss writing, trade ideas and things we'd learned from books, conferences, and hard work.… Read the post

October 29th, 2018

Writing When Life Is More Trick Than Treat

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Blogging Guests | Writer's Life

by Christina Delay

How do we keep moving forward when life decides to TP our plans? In other words, how do we keep going when we hit creative burnout?

In a season that my daughter likes to call “candy-tastic,” it may feel like we must throw candy around like everything’s peachy, but inside we’re dealing with the mother of all cavities.… Read the post

October 17th, 2018

The Bikini Wax Theory of Writing

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Inspiration | Writer's Life

Some people talk about writing like they are chasing butterflies along the pretty garden paths of their manuscripts. Like their words frolic with Disney characters. They speak of churning out pages like a high-end laser printer.

I am not one of those people.… Read the post


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