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Summer Work In Progress - Every Which Way but Write!


I promised regular updates on my summer writing progress. The last few weeks I’ve been going every which way but write! Between publishing my latest book, Still Dancing, blogging, selling books at an Arts & Crafts fair, meetings and personal and family responsibility, I’ve done nothing as far as word count. That…


Added by Patricia Robertson on July 2, 2015 at 4:32am — 2 Comments

YOUR Story

 If you're going to write a book, you should write about something that you're interested in.

 You should write something you want to write about. You write for your readers, but you write for yourself more than anything. When you wake up in the morning you should be excited about writing. And you have that crave to write. If you're not interesting in what you're writing, you won't be so ecstatic to write which will put a damp on your work. Writing is supposed to be…


Added by Ashley Earley on June 30, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Take It Down (Poem)

Posted for my blog readers 'Take It Down', a poem for a series about Charleston murders:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Summer Writing Workshops

Posted Monday Muse roundup of summer writing workshops:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 29, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

How to Write a Book Review

As most of you know, I’ve recently launched my second novel, MISTS OF BAYOU RHYNE. Yes, thank you, thank you. :) And as most of you know, one of the hardest – but oh so important – things to get is a review. I’ve been told over and over again how much a reader has enjoyed my book, how they can’t wait for the next, and how they wish they could share it with everyone they know. Well, you my dear reader,…


Added by Dee Ann Waite on June 25, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

State of Affairs (Poem)

Posted for my blog readers the third of a series of poems about Chareston:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 25, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

You there, on that screen...' (Poem)

Posted for blog readers the second of a series of poems responding to Charleston:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 24, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Crisis of Faith (Poem)

Posted 'Crisis of Faith', a poem for the nine killed in Charleston:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 23, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Florida Poet Laureate

Posted Monday Muse profile of Peter Meinke, newly appointed Poet Laureate of Florida:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 22, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Summer Writing Project - Sharing my Process

(Courtesy of Flickr – No this isn’t me but it could be!)

One marketing suggestion I read recently was to blog about your current Work in Progress – WIP. Include the highs and lows, triumphs and failures, frustrations and despair. I’ve never done this. Usually I try to protect my WIP like a card shark playing…


Added by Patricia Robertson on June 18, 2015 at 9:45am — 2 Comments


We all need nurturing.  And we women do a lot of nurturing; some by choice, some because that’s how we’re programmed, and some just plain unconsciously.  

For me, nurturing is practically a way of life.  It’s so easy for me to overdo nurturing others that I don’t notice what I’m doing until I’ve essentially disappeared into the "needs" of…


Added by Louise Canfield on June 17, 2015 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

3 Good Reasons to Keep Your Book Shorter than 80,000 Words

Kill your darlings. It’s a phrase you’ve all heard, but how many of you have been brave enough to be truly ruthless with your own writing, to cut in a big and bold ways when needed? How many of you have written a too-long manuscript and allowed an editor to go in and hack huge swaths of work…


Added by Brooke Warner on June 15, 2015 at 11:00pm — 33 Comments

How You (Yes, You) Can Find Time to Write

Maybe you’ve got a day job. Maybe you’ve got kids. Yet you have aspirations to write that novel. Your problem is that you’re not sure when you can make the time.

It’s a common dilemma, and one I’ve spent the past few years studying. From 2013-2014, for a book I wrote called I Know How She Does It, I…


Added by Laura Vanderkam on June 15, 2015 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Writing Tips From The Roach Motel

Google maps assured me that the motel was two minutes' walk from the beach and three minutes from my conference site. I was traveling to Florida to chair a conference discussion panel, and, lucky me, even at the height of spring-break season, this place had lots of availability (Yes, this is the part where you foreshadow and snicker).

I arrived at nighttime. Even in the dark, I could tell that my motel's website…


Added by Aine Greaney on June 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Ways to Get Your Writing Plan Back On Track

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I meant to post this back in March on my old IHeartAllStories Weebly blog. But March was Women’s History Month. And the blog content then focused towards women. Women writers, past and present, celebrating…


Added by Lidy Wilks on June 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Monday Muse: 'My First Time'

Posted Monday Muse look at Paris Review's newly launched video series 'My First Time':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 8, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, quote from Franz Wright's poem 'April Orchard':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 7, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Writing Inspiration

  A lot of things can inspire me to write.

 I can't tell you how many times I've zoned out at the dinner table while thinking about books, writing, more books, random things, etc. I get a lot of my book ideas while I'm zoned out in my own La La Land. I also get a lot of book ideas when I can't sleep at night...When I first started writing, I had to keep a notebook by my bed because I didn't have a phone at the time. The "Notes" App really comes in handy in the middle of the…


Added by Ashley Earley on June 6, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Authors - Are You Auditing Your Royalty Statements?

In her article, "Good Agents Audit Royalty Statements," Kristin Nelson (President, Nelson Literary Agency) writes that over the past decade, careful auditing by her agency has recovered over $600,000 for her clients. "Even now, nary an accounting period goes by that we don't recover at least $500 to $3,000 owed to a client."

She also states this jaw-dropping fact: A good…


Added by Karen Dionne on June 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips for Confronting Writing Anxiety

Whether you are doing academic writing or creative writing, chances are that you are going to come up against anxieties that keep you from being able to write. This is normal, and it happens to the best of us all the time. You can see just where your anxiety level is by taking…


Added by Jane Hurst on June 4, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments

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