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Saturday Writing Prompt

Have fun with this image – how could these things work together in a story? If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group. You’ll find more inspiration and … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Successful Outcast

Family system dynamics play a very important role for our success, as well. That’s because each individual family system has rules of its own. Rules that define who may be a member of the family, and who may not. How … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

Here’s a simple image to get your mind working. If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group: The Write Mindset  

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The Success Experiment – The Expert Trap

I believe that all writers eventually hear this bit of advice: Write what you know. Unfortunately, it makes many of us believe that we have to become experts on something even before writing a story. Science fiction authors should be … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo-Wrap-up

Validation for NaNoWriMo has started. One of my friends has already finished, at a little above 50,000 words. And with a little luck, you’re finishing your novel in a few days. At least, that’s my wish for you. So if … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – No Plot?

One of the old rules of NaNoWriMo is that one shouldn’t sit down and plot before writing. Of course, many people do anyway, and in reality, nobody cares. It’s a month to write lots, basically. You probably know that whether … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo anyone?

If you have writing friends, you may have heard a fairly mysterious word in recent weeks. You may have heard about preparing for it, dreaming about it and fretting about it. NaNo. No, it’s not about the unit of measurement … Continue reading

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Refilling the Well?

You may know that I was traveling last week and the first half of this week. And a funny thing happened: I had been writing a lot before my journey. And I didn’t want to break my run in getting … Continue reading

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Why you are Wasting Time with Solitaire

So today, I’m going to talk about time wasters. We writers are really good at wasting our time, and not writing. Facebook, Twitter, Solitaire – great time sinks. Great places to rest our minds and to not worry about a … Continue reading

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Tapping for Inspiration

I’ve said it several times: I’m a pantser, even if I have a good idea of the main structure of a story. But knowing a chapter is to be about a hunt, for example, doesn’t mean I know every detail … Continue reading

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