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June 2014

3 Reasons You Should Attend a Writers’ Conference

The idea of a writers’ conference can be intimidating. Especially for the more introverted writers out there. Many writers type themselves as creative souls drawn to the weird and magical side of life. And so they automatically assume they’ll be out of place at an event where the focus is on business and networking.

It’s time to check those assumptions. Here are three solid reasons you should attend a writers’ conference: Continue Reading

How to Build a Kick Ass Writing Group

Skeleton BandIt’s no secret that a lot of writers feel isolated in their work. We would love to meet other writers and be part of a group that meets our particular writing needs. But when most writers start looking around their local area for a writing group to join, they end up disappointed. I believe this happens because… Continue Reading

Slog Syndrome: Writing the Middle Part of Your Book

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Writing the beginning of a book is like jumping into a new romance. Everything is fresh and interesting and delicious. The road before you stretches into so many possibilities. Your days are filled with that heady rush of magic, that springtime-of-the-soul sensibility.

All you want to do is sit and stare into the eyes of your book for hours on end.

And then you hit that weird point somewhere around Chapter 5. Continue Reading