Category Archives: Preparing for writing

Big Points That I Have Learned in Life

What have I learned so far in life? A great deal I have had many people around me, I have lived in many places, and as my mother would say, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I seem to now … Continue reading

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Heartstrings

A whirlwind around me again lately and here I was without an idea about writing for this ‘free’ week. By Tuesday I was so busy, I couldn’t even worry about it; I had a number of errands to do in … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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From Seeds to Blooms: Developing Characters

When I read a book, I like to get to know the characters, but when I think about the story later, I rarely remember what they looked like. I tend to focus more on how they handle the central problem. … Continue reading

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Git ‘er Done!

One of our foxes asked, “What stops you dead in your tracks when writing?” For me, it’s usually one of these six things: Family needs: Of course, this is the non-negotiable interruption. When my mom needs to get to the … Continue reading

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