Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Ventriloquist’s Dummy (or “Watch the Hands There, Buddy”)

It’s Friday and I don’t have too much to say for myself, so I’ll take the easy way out and let others do the talking for me… Writing Advice Christie Craig gives us “Five Pieces of Well-Meaning Writing Advice That I’m Glad … Continue reading

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Just Reeled In From The Internets…

Here is another series of great links I’ve come across this week to inspire, instruct, and instigate you into writing success… As writers, our job is to make stuff up.  Cassandra Jade addresses the need to keep it real as … Continue reading

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Yee-haw! It’s a blog post roundup…

Writing is a solitary activity.  Even if you do it sitting in a busy coffee shop or library it ultimately boils down to only you and the page (virtual or otherwise).  One of the things I love about social networking is … Continue reading

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Aggresively Borrowed: “How To Write Good”

I came across this in my various Internet travels and thought it worthy of sharing…so naturally I appropriated it (I’m a librarian…we’re all about agressively borrowing things…). From The Kicker: Avoid Alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences … Continue reading

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Feedback Loop

Feedback, either giving it or receiving it, is the hardest part of the writing process.  As a writer you want it…but you don’t want it.  As a reviewer, you want to help but you also don’t want to be “too … Continue reading

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