Tag Archive: Writer’s Corner

May 29

Writing A New Me

Today I am participating in the Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life, hosted by Positive Writer. Chronic illness takes, and takes, and takes. I lost more than my health when I became sick almost nine years ago. I lost dear friendships. I watched a budding career slip away. I missed proud mama …

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May 27

Audacious Advice

“The articles selected for this book are the most popular blog posts from Positive Writer and many other bloggers blogging on the Craft of writing. “This is not your typical book. The work is down-to-earth in a way that is refreshing, encouraging and ultimately, we hope, inspiring. ” (Excerpt. Introduction: The Magnificent Art of Writing) …

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May 11

How to Write a Blockbuster Novel in 3 Easy Steps

David Farland is not only a bestselling author, he has also mentored many bestselling authors such as James Dashner (The Maze Runner series) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Series). So when I heard that he’d be teaching a class for this year’s Indie Recon, I knew I had to watch. Here are some of the things …

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Apr 27

The Dark Side of Sci Fi

Remember the cartoon, The Jetsons? Man, they made the future look good. They sped around in their flying cars, had personal robots to cook and clean, skipped the elevator and took vacuum tube transport up to the top floors of the buildings, and visited the moon on vacation. Then there was Star Trek. They didn’t …

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Apr 24

I Write Like Salvador Dali

In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway talks about how the painter Cézanne influenced his writing. Hemingway took what he learned from the colors, the brushstrokes, and the focus of Cézanne’s paintings and applied it to his own early works. I thought about choosing an artist to model my writing after. Then, I realized, I’ve already …

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Oct 13

The Del Mar Fair

Try this: Ask your muse what she wants to write about today. Then write. My muse wants me to write about the Del Mar Fair. ~ ~ ~ Once upon a time, the San Diego Fair was called the Del Mar Fair. Because it was located in Del Mar. Makes sense, right? I’m not quite …

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Oct 09

Secret Lies

Try this writing exercise from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg: Take a poetry book (or look online). Open to any page, grab a line, write it down, and continue from there. Every time you get stuck, just rewrite your line and keep going. My attempt is from Maya Angelou’s poem, Phenomenal Woman. Pretty …

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