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Archive for Tag: Writing

5 Reasons You Should Go to the Gym (That Have Nothing to Do With Body Image or Weight Loss)

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 by   14 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

My daughter Stephanie is a gym rat. She joined CrossFit Ozone a number of years ago and was never heard from again. Okay, that isn’t true. She didn’t disappear, but she does spend 1-2 hours after work every day lifting, squatting, and doing a bunch of other things that have weird names, like burpees and [Read more…]

Oh, My Word! (Sisters, Not Twins)

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 by   22 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

A couple weeks ago I took you on a journey through the Unicorn Forest, a trek undertaken by those seeking to publish a novel  ( One thing mentioned was the difference between the words writing and publishing. The words are sisters, but not twins, and that got me thinking of other words that are often [Read more…]

10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Published Novelist

Posted on Jan 17, 2018 by   15 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Aiming to become a published novelist is akin to hunting a unicorn. Magical. Fantastical. At first, it seems impossible, but there’s proof that unicorns exist. You’ve seen photos, talked to successful unicorn hunters who have dined with those elusive creatures. Not everyone finds a unicorn, but you feel it down to your marrow that you [Read more…]

Interview with Actress Pam Dougherty AND Audiobook Giveaway!

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by   9 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Lots of excitement today! This week’s Naked Truth is being delivered courtesy of the multi-talented actress, Pam Dougherty, by way of an interview here at Writing in the Buff. Prepare to be enchanted by this lovely, gifted, and seemingly indefatigable lady. When you read her bio, below, you’ll see what I mean. Pam is one [Read more…]

Quotes on Writing

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 by   8 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

In 2009 “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman won both the Newbery Medal and the Hugo Award. If you haven’t read it, I urge you to do so even if you aren’t partial to children’s literature. This story, about a normal boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts, is unique in too many different ways [Read more…]

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