Category Archives: Writer’s Resources

An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup and Other Goings-On in my Wordworld

After a month or so of really struggling to hit the mark with my writing goals, I’m happy to report that I’ve come out swingin’ in the last two weeks. Oh, during the downtime, I DID write. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Rookie to Rookie: Advice for New Writers

After years of daydreaming about it, and maybe even dabbling halfheartedly, you’re really going for it. You’re writing. Awesome. So now what? If you’re looking for advice on how to improve your writing, how to market your work, or how to … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I’m one of those people who gets annoyed when I walk into a store and see Christmas decorations on display before we even get through Halloween. But Halloween is over now, and although we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet many of us have started our … Continue reading

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First the Poe Toaster. Now the Baltimore Poe House in Peril?

In Baltimore, even those who aren’t aspiring writers or horror fans like myself feel a unique attachment to Edgar Allan Poe.  In the early 1830s, the writer lived briefly in Baltimore with his cousin and wife-to-be Virginia and his aunt. … Continue reading

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A Fairy Tale Contest

Just a quick update to share something fun with fellow writers who may went to step away from their current project for a bit and stretch their word-wings with something a little different. A while back, I mentioned discovering Fairy … Continue reading

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New Markets for the Short Storyteller

Of course, the long Memorial Day weekend found me going to cookouts and hanging out at the pool. But I also spent some time working on the writing I knew would get a little neglected over the next two weeks, … Continue reading

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