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[Making the Leap] Singing Like Amy

When I was younger, like in high school younger, I used to sing a lot. I wasn't all that bad, back in th’ day. Of course, when I sang with the school choir, I sang with my choir voice. When I sang alone in my bedroom using the hair brush as a microphone (oh come on, you did it too, admit it), I tried to sound like Barbara Streisand or whoever was on the radio at the…See More
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[Making the Leap] Singing Like Amy

When I was younger, like in high school younger, I used to sing a lot. I wasn't all that bad, back in th’ day. Of course, when I sang with the school choir, I sang with my choir voice. When I sang alone in my bedroom using the hair brush as a microphone (oh come on, you did it too, admit it), I tried to sound like Barbara Streisand or whoever was on the radio at the…See More
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Freelance writer published in regional and national magazines, writer of A Thought Grows blog, regular contributor at inkPageant.com. Currently working on my first fiction novel.
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[Making the Leap] Singing Like Amy

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

When I was younger, like in high school younger, I used to sing a lot. I wasn't all that bad, back in th’ day. Of course, when I sang with the school choir, I sang with my choir voice. When I sang alone in my bedroom using the hair brush as a microphone (oh come on, you did it too,…

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[MAKING THE LEAP] Make Peace With The Platform

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 3:00pm 37 Comments

As writers, we are all encouraged to develop a platform—an online presence to help us market our work. But there can be a dark side to platform building that the experts rarely address.

Yesterday, I saw two Facebook status updates from writer friends lamenting the state of their followers. For one, it…

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[Making the Leap] What Inspires You?

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 9:00pm 16 Comments

This week, as I dug into my writing, I got to the point most of us get to when we feel bogged down by the work. Suddenly my shiny, new idea was mired in a couple really bad first chapters. In fear of failure, I found distraction in other projects. I haven't yet abandoned my manuscript. Despite the mess that faces…

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[Making the Leap] Write Like An Archaeologist

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am 25 Comments

Type, backspace, type, read, reread, delete. Type some more. Sigh in frustration. Self-talk, turn off the critic. More inner chatter, something is missing. Keep going. Sound familiar? 

I am working on a nonfiction idea for a book. I’ve written a few of the obligatory rotten first chapters.…

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At 12:12pm on March 20, 2014, Rita Gardner said…

Hi Julie, I just tweeted your post.  

Rita 

If you'd like to "follow me" I'm @ritamgardner

Thanks!

At 12:07pm on March 20, 2014, Rita Gardner said…

Hi Julie - thanks much for your post.  I too am wading into the social media waters and sometimes getting slapped by the waves (mainly the waves of doubt I have about even doing it!  But:  I've met some lovely people that way I otherwise wouldn't have gotten to know and am enjoying sharing with them.  Rita

At 8:25pm on November 14, 2013, Amber Hawkins said…

I'm still getting my feet wet, so to speak; so I appreciate the favorable reply:)

At 12:18pm on September 24, 2013, Rachel Thompson said…

Thank you, Julie! I just left you a comment back. I'm SO glad. I hope we stay connected! If I can help in any way, let me know. 

Rachel 

At 7:07am on August 23, 2013, Carol Bodensteiner said…

LOL!  We all need that.

At 6:54am on August 23, 2013, Carol Bodensteiner said…

Thanks, Julie. I'm new to She Writes. It's a delight to expand my writer connections.

At 4:58am on August 16, 2013, Angel Sefer said…

Thanks so much Julie.

I'm looking forward to exchange thoughts and ideas.

Have a wonderful day!

At 3:58pm on August 14, 2013, Dr. Shelly Persad said…

You're welcome! Lovely connecting! :) Looking forward to learning more about your projects! :)

At 11:35am on July 25, 2013, Shelina said…
I'm new to this page but not to you or your blog. Nice to see a familiar face. Going to be catching up on your posts here.
At 4:56am on January 23, 2013, Jenny said…

Hi Julie,  how lovely to hear back from you.  I have just had a look at your blog, and have signed up to it.   It's a great blog!  Look forward to keeping in touch, Jenny

 
 
 

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