• June 2016
    Lovely post and a wonderful memory for you. Viet Thanh Nguyen who won the Pulitzer Prize and the Edgar for his novel The Sympathizer said lovingly in an interview that it took winning the Pulitzer for his first novel to win his father's approval for...
  • June 2016
    Nice exercises. Reminds me of being a new painter and looking out at a landscape and seeing only a field of boringly the same green. Now I see yellow and red and purple and blue and shades of green from chartreuse to teal. For me, the hardest part...
  • March 2015
    I, too, applaud correct usage. Now, Annie, if you could only make the various past tenses within a narrative written in the past tense easy for us to understand. (It is difficult even to formulate that request properly.)
  • December 2014
    Thank you, Liz, for sharing your insights into being an authorpreneur and congratulations on your launch day! Wish you great success. (This post goes into my hard copy binder -- it only exists if I can touch it.)
  • September 2014
    Your book sounds like more than "just" an  entertaining read. I love the questions you pose about the value of things. And love the cover. I think there is another consideration for covers. If you intend to write a series that is recognizable from...
  • September 2014
    I have learned a lot from the books you list, Cindy. Two of my inspirational books are Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing,  and Sol Stein's Stein on Writing. They help me remember the reader. I also like to carry a book along when going on...
  • August 2014
    Hi Louise, If you use the actual lyrics, you may need permission from the entity that  holds the copyright to the song.
  • August 2014
    Hi Mary.   Like you, sometimes a piece of music, a song, hymn, a Mozart Sonata, -- even an advertising jingle  -- just sticks in my head and informs something I write about later.  It could be something a character says, a theme, or sometimes just a...
  • June 2014
    Hi Cait, I'm kind of in 2003 myself when it comes to being able to exploit the sync-ing capabilities of devices. I love this software because I am able to go to Locations, then link to descriptions on other websites, and have articles, maps, etc...
  • May 2014
    While writing my historical novel, I found keeping track of online research to be difficult, even with Bookmarks, and then I found Write It Now.  I used it to keep track of the links to online articles, other sites, oral histories, photos, etc. It...

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