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  • That's not an elementary question at all. Getting started isn't hard for me because wh...k in the voice of a child for a few pages. Something about shifting OUT of the mode I'm working in gets me intere...
  • My resolution is modest: Breathe. I generally write in the spaces between caring for my kids, 10 minutes here, maybe an hour there. There's not much time to move from mode to the other. So I resolve, at least, to breathe before writing!
  • I love Scrivener - great for large manuscripts, especially if you tend to move scenes...ith lots of research material & multimedia. I also enjoy the "full screen" mode - helps me stay focused. Enj...


  • Aimee Liu posted a status
    “Fiction is the art form of human yearning.” – Robert Olen Butler “We are living...Chief?) – does little to quell its effect on my psyche. I’m in fight-or-flight mode all the time, feeling angry a...
  • Anne Heck posted a status
    I'm currently seeking best paths to publishing my book Finding the Gift: A Memoir of R...Individually and as a culture, we desperately need encouraging true stories to model healing for those who are se...
  • Valerie Bonham Moon posted a status
    Two spaces after a period, just as Miss Knight imprinted us with in typing class. It's science! My high school newspaper editor niece's explosion in 3, 2, .... "The effect of spacing following periods and commas during reading" --


  • That is just hilarious! I love it. Take the Bible seriously I can understand, but taking it literally might tend to cause some issues. lol.
  • I've changed the name of characters half-way through or even at the end of a story ;-) I have books of babies' names. I search the internet for names that are appropri...
  • Well said, KyAnn. I tend to show my writings to friends and colleagues before submitting to my professor and get tremendous comments, but also get suggested revisions that require re-write. So I now have a few that I send my articles to depending on the subject.