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The Trouble with Having No Agent

       There’s the most obvious two troubles of not having an agent: 1) someone to offer revision suggestions to make your story stronger; and 2) someone to negotiate contracts for traditional publication, etc. But the biggest one to me (as l...

Be a Super Mom AND a Self-Published Author: Tricks on How to Balance Your Time

Be a Super Mom AND a Self-Published Author: Tricks on How to Balance Your Time   Written by guest author Jill Bennet Written by: Jill Bennett is a Book Marketing Specialist at LitFirePublishing.com a company based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has s...
by Darkness Beckons on Jan 18, 2015

Resolutions or Goals?

According to several online sources, it seems that approximately 40-45% of folks make new year’s resolutions.  Sadly, it’s also reported that approximately 60% fail at keeping them. As a writer, do you make resolutions? Several years bac...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Dec 31, 2014

I didn’t finish Nanowrimo – am I a failure?

First of all, congratulations to all those writers who conquered and won the Nanowrimo 50,000 word challenge.  I salute you! I chose a WIP (“Summer at Birch Beach”) this year.  I had about two thirds of it written in a very rough draft.
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Dec 8, 2014

I didn’t finish Nanowrimo – am I a failure?

First of all, congratulations to all those writers who conquered and won the Nanowrimo 50,000 word challenge.  I salute you! I chose a WIP (“Summer at Birch Beach”) this year.  I had about two thirds of it written in a very rough draft.
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Dec 8, 2014

Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dead at age 66

Before I settled into writing novels in the adult suspense genre, I dabbled in writing for children. Several of my poems were published in Hopscotch for Girls magazine, WeeOnes online, Dragonfly Spirit and My Friend Magazine. I also enjoyed writing s...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Nov 18, 2013

What Distracts You from Writing?

Meet Molly, my little distraction! If Molly had her way, I’d be on call for her amusement 24/7.  Feed me…play with me…walk me…cuddle me! So how do I resist this little dollie when I have some serious writing work to get done?
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Jul 3, 2013

Sometimes it’s good to stop writing

I’m sure many of you have had to put a long-term writing project, like a novel, on hold at one time or another. If you’re like me, I get very frustrated and stressed when other activities (like work/other writing deadlines/family issues)...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Mar 6, 2013

How To Find The Time To Write

Creative writing takes quite a bit of time—it takes your mind—it takes your feelings—some feel like it takes your soul… I’m sure there are many potential authors—folks who could entertain or educate—people th...
by Notes from An Alien on Jan 9, 2013

Top Ten Distractions that keep me from Writing

I love the internet!  I love all the information that is so easily accessible.  I love that it no longer matters where a writer is located in order to find a publisher or agent.  And I especially love making new connections and discovering new wri...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Dec 31, 2012

How do I make time for writing?

Aspiring writers often wonder how they can make time to write? And rightfully so… With all of the responsibilities we have as adults it does seem impossible to fit a writing schedule into an already busy day. However, I’m of the mindset &...
by The Write One Blog on Sep 5, 2012

Powdered Peanut Butter and More

Somewhere along the line in one of the little "other people purchased this" boxes, up popped PB2, which turns out to be powdered peanut butter. I caved and ordered it.
by A Penny and Change on May 23, 2012

What challenges did you face when writing your novel?

For More Deaths Than One, my first finished novel, the biggest challenge was learning how to write. Yikes. The original draft was laughably terrible. But I kept reading books on how to write, and I kept rewriting my novel, and eventually I got it rig...
by Bertram's Blog on May 21, 2012

Finding Time to Write

I’ve been trying to get back into writing, but I never seem to able to find the time. There are always so many things that need to be done. Take yesterday, for example. I started out the morning answering emails. I don’t get as many emails as...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 24, 2012

Finding Time to Write

I’ve been trying to get back into writing, but I never seem to able to find the time. There are always so many things that need to be done. Take yesterday, for example. I started out the morning answering emails. I don’t get as many emails as...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 24, 2012


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