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  • Blogging

    Writing Progress – 4.9.18

    It’s been a while since I wrote any fiction. I have about five unfinished manuscripts at various stages that I started over the past five years. This month I decided to pull out of the mothballs and commit to working on that one story every night with a minimum of 100 words. Tonight I was 26 words under 5oo which is more than I had expected to write during that hour. Finding time to write these days is hard. No, wait, that is an excuse. There have been some nights where I just sat at the screen and stared it down doing nothing but surfing Facebook and Twitter. Some of…

  • Making the Words Flow

    Making the Words Flow

    I’ve been blogging for years. Writing has been a struggle right from the get go. Self-published writers have lots to learn. Almost too much to learn. I’ve come a long way in the past five years. Between learning how to format books, distribute, and market, I’ve been also learning more about the craft of writing. Sometimes I think the learning process has slowed me down. I have to think more about what I need to say. I care about how it comes out. The grammar has to be just so. I remember how I got started with writing. My first time was when I was in third grade. I made…

  • Blogging

    Some Plugins Just don’t make the Grade :(

      I guess you can’t have it all. I’ve come so far in the blogging world since I first ventured out in 2008. That is the same year that WordPress was born. It was just bare bones back then. Now look at it, over 2000+ plugins. Some of them work excellent and others are only wishful thinking. I came across one today. It was for posting stories to your site. What a shame that it didn’t work. It was some fanfiction plugin that had real potential, that is until I tried to use it to post work in progress. Oh well, I’m still amazed at what a lot of the…

  • writing

    What it takes to be a 21st-century Writer

    Do you belong in this day and age as a writer? Do you feel comfortable being an author of the 21st-century? Over the past five years the face of publishing has changed drastically. Gone are the days where writers wait years to find a publisher who will like their work and see to it that it makes it into print. We have entered into the age of instant gratification. In this day and age we want it and we want it now. Long gone are the days of having to search a street for a payphone to make a needed call. Almost everyone has cellphones. Then there is the internet.…

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    The Blog of an Introvert

    Kristen Lamb cracks me up every time I read one of her Blogs. She is funny and witty. I just started following her blogs recently and she does have a point when she writes about the importance of blogging among writers. It is an important tool that does help a writer learn to write better. I have seen my writing skills improve over the past two years. I have gotten faster with my typing skills and it is getting easier to think up topic content for each post. But with one of Kristen’s recent posts it sparked a thought. Her question was: How many of you are introverts and this is…

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