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Archive for Tag: Writing

The Voice: What Makes You Turn Your Chair?

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 by   16 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

The Voice is my guilty pleasure. I love the premise of the blind auditions. The judges’ backs are turned away from the stage so they can’t base their opinions on a performer’s looks. It is, literally, all about the voice. Of course, once auditions are over and teams are chosen, it becomes a national popularity [Read more…]

Letting Go of Our Darlings

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 by   28 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

We writers write. It’s what we do. And writing means collecting—okay, hoarding—stacks and stacks and stacks of papers containing short stories, poems, notes, outlines, and even entire novels. At least, that’s what it meant in the old days, before the digital world exploded and one-hundred-thousand words could be saved on a space the size of [Read more…]

How to Beat Writer’s Block (Wine & Chocolate Optional)

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 by   10 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Hello to my fellow writers out there. Ever have a problem with writer’s block? Please click over to today’s The Muffin post at WOW! Women on Writing where I’ll teach you to play a fun game to fire up your creativity. And in case you need a little extra push to click that link, well . [Read more…]

Steps to Becoming a Writer: Learn to Swim

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 by   20 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Someone recently asked how I became a writer. “What steps did you take?” was the actual question. I’ve answered that or similar inquiries more than once over the last few years and not always exactly the same way—not because I’m making it up as I go along, but because the truth is layered. Back in [Read more…]

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Giving in to the Goddess of Your Creative Inner Spirit

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 by   19 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Spring fever is here. I’m afflicted. I know this to be true, because I told the hubster an hour ago that I was coming upstairs to my office to write my blog post. Instead, I’ve been looking out the window at the dappling sunshine and petting Luna, who only now just climbed out of my [Read more…]

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