Monthly Archives: September 2011

Get Your Name in Print: Write Now!

Calling all bloggers! I am gearing up for the launch of my new book, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (And Live to Tell About It)—and I need your help! I am looking for bloggers to provide guest posts … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Stop to Smell the Weeds

I have two dogs. Muffin, our first dog, is an old guy who stops to mark just about every fire hydrant and tree he passes. When we got Sophie, I thought that she might speed up our walks a little. … Continue reading

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How to Write More

The more you write, the more you write. —Rochelle Melander An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. An object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week: Read

Before the week is out, be a patriot: Encourage a child to fall in love with a book. Apply for a library card. —Linda Campbell, Star-Telegram Staff Writer This week, September 24-October 1, we’re celebrating Banned Books Week. Of course … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Imagine Your Best Possible Self

When I was a kid, I used to wish for a crystal ball to tell me what the future held. In those days, I settled for my Magic 8-Ball. Remember those? I’d ask the ball a question, shake it, and … Continue reading

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How to Use Social Media to Generate Article Ideas

If you are a professional writer, no doubt you have developed several niches that you write about regularly. One of the difficulties that niche experts face is coming up with fresh ideas that are relevant to their readers. We know … Continue reading

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Global Blog Tag: Ten Random Things About Me

I’ve been tagged! Have you ever played a GLOBAL game of tag? Well I’m IT. I have been tagged by author Debra Brenegan.   Rules (if you’re tagged): You must be tagged by someone; say who tagged you; list 10 random … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Overcome Monkey Mind

Yesterday morning, I tried to write. But my mind kept jumping from thoughts to tasks to temptations—Facebook, Twitter, cookies, chocolate. I knew my time was limited—I had a full day of coaching calls ahead of me. I couldn’t move my writing … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Overheard!

We live in a college neighborhood. On the plus side, we have 18 restaurants and several independent bookstores within walking distance. On the negative side, we are often kept up late into the night by the noise from our neighbor’s … Continue reading

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The Habits of Professional Writers: How to Get Hired Back

For the past 11 years, I’ve edited a quarterly devotional periodical. I work with at least one or two new writers a quarter. Some become regular writers. Some never get hired again. All of them were good enough to get … Continue reading

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