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SPARKING WRITERS TO ENGAGE, EMBRACE & SOAR

“Grab the reader,” they say. “Grab them by the face! Don’t let their attention wander for a second. Seriously, if you see their eyes leaving the page for even a millisecond, throw in an explosion or a multi-car pile-up to keep them engaged. Assume they have the attention span of a fruit fly.” Okay, so …

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I will be honest, I don’t want to write all the time. I know the rule: write even when you don’t feel like it. But it’s stressful to be creative. It’s also time consuming. Dare I say it? There are too many things that need to be done versus writing. When I write, my family …

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The bottom leaves few options. Whether you’re starting a novel or stuck somewhere in between, consider yourself at the bottom. Daunting I know. And counter intuitive. Yet the bottom leaves only one direction. Up. Underground tunnels often lead nowhere. Writing seems that way sometimes. I’ve found myself huddled over my laptop, moving in circles. I …

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THE UGLY TRUTH

Elizabeth Conte, Writerdeeva

MASTERFUL THINKING Authors, like James Patterson and Stephen King, have gotten into the business of selling “their knowledge,” claiming they have the secrets which will make you a successful writer. Okay, they don’t actually promise that, but the assumption­ is well. Follow him/her and you, too, will be a well-known author! NEWSFLASH! IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY Masters …

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I LEARNED THREE RULES of writing when I was a beginning writer.  Rule #1:Writing takes discipline. It’s a job, not a hobby. To be an author, you need to dedicate X number of hours per day to your craft. Rule #2:You don’t need to be inspired to write. If you stare at your blank screen (or …

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A GREAT STORY… that is the driving force behind why most people write. Next, comes the inspiration, “I can do it!” Thus, a writer is born. All the excitement pumps through your veins as you tap away, in the wee hours of the night, not telling anyone you have the next Great American Novel. You imagine yourself …

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Writers work in isolation. It’s the nature of the job; what it takes to write. But a part of the job–a large part of business–is to know your marketplace. Understand your reader. Give your audience what they are seeking. You can’t do that behind a desk; behind a book.  SAFE CIRCLES One of the many …

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