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Does Your First Sentence Come First or Last?

Does Your First Sentence Come First or Last?

Write write write

 

Since I read this quote I’ve been thinking about whether I write my first line first or after the last? Honestly, I think I always go back and make the first line better; but before I can do that I have to know the ending.

Write from the Heart

Write from the Heart

Write from the heart. Always

It’s so easy to get caught up in grammar rules and “how to” books that you can edit the heart out of your writing. No matter what writing is on your desk right now, don’t forget to leave in your heart. Yes, a reader really can tell the difference. When you write this week, before you close up for the day, read back over your writing and see if you can still see the heart.

What Writing Opportunity Can You Create?

What Writing Opportunity Can You Create?

What door of opportunity can you create?This is so true. In the past, when I was just getting started as a freelancer, I create a couple of jobs out of thin air. It’s not as hard as you might think – but it does require you to “see” the place where your talents and interests and someone’s needs converge. As you face the week or days ahead, what door of opportunity can you create for yourself?

Today I’m an iPhoneographer

Today I’m an iPhoneographer

Authors don't always just write

 

There are days when being an author means you just have to stop writing and create in another medium. This is one of those days.

Shopping at my local produce market I saw a beautiful display of pumpkins large and small. iPhone at the ready I snapped this photo then had fun this morning tinkering with it to create something slightly different from the original.

Here’s the deal: If you want to write for a living, find more things than words that feed your soul. Otherwise you’re going to starve to death.

Plot – My NANOWRIMO Challenge

Plot – My NANOWRIMO Challenge

Do you plot by the seat of your pants?

 

You know I’m a non-fiction author, but in a few weeks I’m going to try my hand at taking the #NANOWRIMO challenge; writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Will you be joining me? If not, the question I have as you move into the following days and weeks – what in your writing is not as it seems?