Writing

Helpful Articles Just for Writers

Here is a sampling of several articles, essays, and blog posts I’ve written. (You can click on the link to go to the original posted site, or you can visit my Website’s Writing Articles page and scroll down to read the full text of each piece.) I hope these features will shed a little light on the writing process and the writer’s life:

“A Commitment to Excellence” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, January 23, 2014

“Following Our Passions: A Dance of Love, Fear, and Change” ~ Writer Unboxed, November 5, 2013

“The First Writing Critique” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, October 23, 2013

“Travel: A Master Class on Viewpoint” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, September 9, 2013

“For Love or Money” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, August 26, 2013

“Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, July 24, 2013

“Traditional vs. Self-Publishing, Critique Groups, and the Eternal Jane Austen” ~Word Café, February 28, 2013

“When You Don’t Get What You Think You Want” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, February 26, 2013

“The Pride and Prejudice Beat Sheet” ~ Save the Cat/Blake Snyder, January 18, 2013

“In Defense of Vanilla Sex & Fiction That’s Not So Edgy” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, November 14, 2012

“A Change is Gonna Come” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, September 23, 2012

“My Five Gifts to Aspiring Writers” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, April 3, 2012

“Owning Our Strengths” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, January 30, 2012

“At the Desk: With Marilyn Brant” ~ Reader’s Entertainment, January 30, 2012

“A Love Letter to Reviewers” ~ Austen Authors, October 10, 2011

“Do We Need to Explain Why We Write?” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, October 9, 2011

“Living on the Edge” ~ Save the Cat/Blake Snyder, September 30, 2011

“Cooking Lessons” ~ Magical Musings, September 30, 2011

“Questioning Our Relevance: Fear, Change & the Digital Revolution” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, August 14, 2011

“The Writer’s Menu” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, June 20, 2011

“One Writer’s Journey: A Tale of Many Beginnings” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, April 26, 2011

“A Little Matter of Verb Tense” ~ Magical Musings, March 18, 2011

“Don’t Forget the Lyrics” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, March 6, 2011

“Don’t Wait for Heroes” ~ RWA-Women’s Fiction Chapter, February 21, 2011

“Learning to Follow a Passion” ~ Girlfriends Book Club, January 11, 2011

“On Competition and Writers” ~ Brant Flakes, December 30, 2010

“The BS2 x 4: Beating Out a Novel in Quadruplicate” ~ Save the Cat/Blake Snyder, October 29, 2010

“Somebody to Lean On” ~ Magical Musings, October 29, 2010

“In Honor of Blake Snyder: Master of the Beat Sheet” ~ The Seekers, September 7, 2010

“For the Love of Voice” ~ Brant Flakes, June 11, 2010

“On Criticism and Writers” ~ Brant Flakes, December 31, 2009

“Flipped: From Reviewer to Reviewee” ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews, October 2009

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