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Archive for November 2010

Welcome to my Blog


The writings in this blog will vary as my day to day life varies.


I’ll share the progression of my writings,

tips on writing

and books I have found helpful in writing.

My life with a rescue cat may appear now and then;

we rescued each other.

I’ll try to make an entry at least once a week.

November 16,2010


When I first started writing I joined a writers group to see what real writers did. I felt like a groupy hanging around celebrities; I didn’t claim to be a writer. A writer friend asked, “Do you write? Then you’re a writer.” That lifted the guilt burden of taking up space in the writing group. When I started writing seriously, I subscribed to writing magazines—Writer’s Digest and The Writer. I devoured articles on all “How To” subjects, which is nearly the full content of these magazines. Articles by famous and not-yet-famous authors inspired me. As my writing progressed my focus advanced from grammar tips to first-line tips to character development and story telling. I absorbed every piece of writing I could find on line and in print on writing query letters and book proposals. I am now studying and venturing into the social media avenue. Writing down the words is easy in a way; the nuts and bolts of writing can be laborious but rewarding.