The Writing Process

How to Start Your Writing Project

You decided to write a book. The ideas were there, but disappeared the moment you opened a new Word document. Now the only thing standing in the way of you being the next New York Times bestseller author is actually start your writing project. What to do? Turn off the computer and return to talking… Continue reading How to Start Your Writing Project

The Writing Process

Five Easy Steps to Write Fearlessly

What’s the biggest obstacle to writing?  The writer.  Sitting down to write often means coming face to face with our doubts and fears. I’m not a real writer. I don’t know enough. How can I possibly say anything that hasn’t been said better by the experts? What if I get it wrong? Does my idea even… Continue reading Five Easy Steps to Write Fearlessly

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Five Ways to Refresh Your Writing

Nothing kills creativity like being stuck in a writing rut. Circling around the same old tired topics make writing flat and uninspiring. And if you’re like me, you find yourself avoiding your writing time. The kitchen has to be cleaned. The dogs fed. Facebook checked. But there are five ways you can breath new life… Continue reading Five Ways to Refresh Your Writing

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Writing Lessons Learned at Obedience Training

My new puppy, Maizy (as in Maize and Blue), is as cute as a button, but doesn’t listen. She’d be darn right ‘bad’ if it weren’t for the fact that she has learned a few things from our older dog.  So I signed her up for obedience training. The first class of training was only for… Continue reading Writing Lessons Learned at Obedience Training