Category Archives: Writing Process

Juggling Timelines in Your Novel by Hallie Ephron

Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, Last fall, I had the privilege of attending Mystery Writers of America MWA University. While there, I heard Hallie Ephron speak about Dramatic Structure and Plotting—which changed the way I think about writing fiction. I’ve … Continue reading

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Write Now! Tip: Be a Lucky Writer by Rochelle Melander

17 March 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, In Milwaukee, where I live, they’ve been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since the first weekend in March. Today, the bars open at 6:00 AM for Irish breakfasts and, of course, beer. Even … Continue reading

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Falling in Love by Rochelle Melander

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves. –Brenda Ueland In June, I took my son to a Switchfoot concert. … Continue reading

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Walking and Writing by Rochelle Melander

For me, poetry is related to walking. Words and images fill me when I wander somewhere alone. Writer Bruce Chatwin lived with nomads and believed inspiration, as well as true rest, could best be found in motion. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading

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Organizing for Writers by Rochelle Melander

This is what my office looks like when I am finishing a project: messy. I spent the whole weekend moving furniture, tossing old stuff, cleaning, and organizing. I still have more to do, but I am beginning to feel like … Continue reading

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