Tag Archives: Writing

FIVE FAVORITE BLOGS

  If you’re like me, you don’t like to spend much time reading blogs. (That’s one reason I keep this one to 300 words or less.) However, there are many blogs out there that are clearly written and full of … Continue reading

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WRITERS AT OUR SISTER’S SCHOOL

  Our Sister’s School invited me back this year to talk to a group of young writers about the art and craft of writing fiction. These young women voluntarily stay after school in order to learn more about writing–and they … Continue reading

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Ten Dumb Facebook Come-ons

I am a sucker for Facebook links to cute animal videos and I tolerate a good deal of ridicule as a result. What I can barely tolerate, though, are the ridiculous headlines designed to increase numbers of viewers. I am … Continue reading

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Winning–or Not Quite Winning

  Do you know what it means to be “short listed?” (Hint: it’s better than being short sheeted. Or short sighted.) In the literary world, to be short listed is to be named a finalist for a writing award. For … Continue reading

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Ten Quotes About Writing

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” –W. Somerset Maugham “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” –Doris Lessing “Personally I think that … Continue reading

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You Will Never Be Bored If You’re a Writer

When I speak with young writers, this is the first thing I tell them. It’s true that you won’t be bored and that fact has gotten me through standing in a hundred lines, waiting for the gas tank to fill, … Continue reading

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I Love Book Clubs – Part I

I have visited many book clubs in the past ten months to talk about Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate and listen to what its readers have to say. Recently I spent time with my two sisters in Sacramento, California, … Continue reading

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