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So you want to be a writer? A Beginner’s Guide

So you want to be a writer? Tips for Beginning Writers

People have often said to me, “I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’ve never tried because … [insert excuse.]”

If you’re one of those people, I totally understand where you’re coming from. 100%. For most of my life, I never thought it was possible for someone like me to write anything worth reading let alone be published until a hospital visit changed my mind. And now? I can tell you with complete certainty that yes, it is possible for you to be a writer because you have something no other person in the entire world has:

Your own unique voice. [click to continue…]

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Books for Writers: My Top Ten Favorites!

Ten Terrific Books for Writers: Some of my Favorites

Whenever the topic of favorite books for writers comes up, I always mention the same ones over and over again. But they are timeless must-reads for anyone trying to finish their first manuscript, (or twenty-first,) and for those pursuing publication, either traditionally or through self-publishing. So here I go again with a list of my ten favorite books for writers. Feel free to include your favorites in the comments below and I’ll add them in a new post!

Oh and these are not in any particular order of favorites. That would be way too hard! [click to continue…]

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Monday Motivation for Writers

Monday Motivation: Inspiration for Writers

Need a little Monday morning motivation to get your fingers flying and WIP’s whipped into shape this week? Here’s some great words of wisdom from literary pros who know a thing or two:

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

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Friday Five: What I've Been Up To!

Well, one thing I clearly have not been up to is keeping up with this blog! Which is bothersome, seeing as how I started Write, Run, Rejoice … yikes, eleven years ago in October, 2006 with the intention of chatting about my writing life and using it as a brain dump. Before then, I started on LiveJournal in September, 2005 by showing my inexperience with blogging:

Last May, I had no clue what ‘blogging’ meant. Is it blowing your nose while jogging? Clogging around the block? Is a ‘blogger’ a blonde lumberjack working for a Swiss logging company?

Huh. I don’t quite understand how the Swiss fits in, but the rest was rather clever. But in the past couple of years, I’ve really been turning my back on this blog, just like I’ve been turning my back on writing and being active in the writing community. Which is sad. I miss it. A lot. [click to continue…]

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Friday Five: Why I love Girlmore Girls!

Screw Black Friday shopping. I have other plans since TODAY’S THE DAY when Netflix releases Girlmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Today is also the day when I learn if and when I’ll be able to run again after another visit to my doctor, but once I’m back home, I thoroughly plan on spending the rest of the day binge-watching with friends, eating leftover turkey sandwiches and drinking tons of coffee for Lorelai.

My husband and college kids? They’re so excited!! (Not really.)

Me? I’m BEYOND EXCITED!! (REALLY!!) [click to continue…]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a most excellent Thanksgiving!

More Than A Day
by Karl Fuchs

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.

 

 

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