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  • Thanks Mark.  As a follow up question, how much outlining must be done?  Surely I don't have to outline every single detail.  I was once advised that in my outline eve...
  • As an anthropologist who came rather reluctantly to writing about my research in the form of a memoir, I pick up and keep reading someone's memoir when I feel like it...
  • Started by Sarah Connell
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    I have built a reputation in certain circles under my own name but when it comes to blogging I don't feel that it gives my family sufficient privacy if I use my full r...
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  • A few years back I packaged two books with my children's kindergarten teacher with funny quotes from kids about their parents. We only identified the kids by first nam...
  • As authors and writers, we’re always learning about resources and industry tools that we can use to improve our book project performance and the enjoyment of our writi...
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  • Tina, I love your excuseeditor.com blog, a great resource made all the better by your chosen voice (not at all nasty but not Pollyanna, either) and weaving in of perso...
  • So, do stereotypes sell?   In a sense, I see it as a way of peeking into elements of a culture. It's a way to learn and laugh at little. You know, not take ourselves s...
  • Started by Dera R Williams
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    Hey Southern Writers, I would like to go to a conference and or retreat somewhere in the southern states. Since I am writing a southern novel (characters and locale) I...
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  • Astra, I love your first name. It's short, unique and will distinguish you uniquely. Now, as far as me, I use a pen name. Everything is linked to that name, except whe...
  • Wow such a great conversation! I learned so much from reading all of your posts. You ladies are fantastic! I just submitted a short story to Larks Fiction Magazine. Wh...