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Do You Suffer From White Fright?

Do You Suffer From White Fright?

Yesterday an artist friend of mine come home with a blank canvas and a new set of acrylic paints. As we talked about the project she wanted to do, I asked if she pencil-sketched first or just started painting. That’s when she told me about “white fright” – the fear that artists have when starting work on a blank canvas. Sound familiar? I don’t have white fright when starting a new non-fiction book or an article, but I definitely suffer…

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Writer’s Block – Kick It With My New Book

Writer’s Block – Kick It With My New Book

Yesterday I posted the cover to my new #Kindle book – Vanquish Writer’s Block!. Due out in about two weeks it contains the techniques I’ve used for years:  Images, Oracles and Brain-Hacks. You already know what images are right – like the cool shot of the leaves above. Oracles you may be less familiar with; they’re tools used for divination, like Tarot or I-Ching – that kind of stuff.  And no, in my book, Oracles aren’t about reading the future. Instead,…

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Do You Know Your Characters’ Genealogy?

Do You Know Your Characters’ Genealogy?

Although I’m working on a novella, I keep getting mixed up with my main characters’ genealogy. I know, I know – – for a short novel, maybe it doesn’t matter that I’m hazy five generations back, but since the oldest generation is critical to the story, I needed to sort it out. Creating a Family Genealogy Being a life-long family tree climber, I powered up my genealogy software and created a whole new fictitious family – starting with Sylvia, who…

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