Tag: "writing advice"

Getting Lovingly Bossy

Posted: April 9, 2012 | By: | 0 Comments

BossygirlimageThis will be short and sweet, to go with the title. You are the boss of your book.

You can take a crisp, firm, clear, confident, no-nonsense approach to your work, even for a day or a week.

Especially if you’re lost. Especially if you’re floundering or stuck. You can be the boss. You ARE the boss.

If you are writing fiction, you write the characters. They can try to boss you around, but you are in charge and can whip your plot, themes, mood, and the meaning of your work into submission.

If you knew what the answer was to make your work better or to get the flow going again, what would you do? Act “as if” you knew and write accordingly.

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Showing Up--Merging the "Inside" + "Outside" of Creative Work

Showing Up–Merging the “Inside” + “Outside” of Creative Work

Posted: April 5, 2011 | By: | 0 Comments

It struck me that there’s truth in the idea that writers are introverted, shy, private, clearly not the sales-y marketing types we seem to expect writers to be in today’s world of everyone-for-her/himself. But I wonder…. Is this really “how it is,” or is it partially true but also partially a myth? Is the introvert a personality trait as well as a persona? An explanation that one can fall back on.

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8 Simple Truths for Your Book

8 Simple Truths for Your Book

Posted: May 4, 2010 | By: | 6 Comments

A book needs a beginning, middle, and end, and 7 other essential truths for publishing projects.

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