Archive for January 2016

Ever Thought Your Book Would Be A Great Movie? Me Too.

Get Your Story in Front of One of Hollywood’s Insiders at the Books to Movies Workshop Featuring JD DeWitt, movie scout, with Inkslinger Entertainment and Suzanne Kelman, producer/screenwriter/playwright.   Want a Shot at Making Your Book into a Movie? Have you ever thought that your book would be a great movie? I know I have…

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My 2016 Book Reading Challenge is 48: 3 Down, 45 to Go

How many of you are competing in a reading challenge for 2016? This is my first and I’m doing it through Goodreads. So, now I’m buying all sorts of great books and my current reading list has expanded from the next three novels on my list to another book. And, no, not a novel. Here’s my current list: The…

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Healthy Body = Healthy Mind = Better Writing

Back in the day, when my writing mentor was working with me, he said, “Get out and walk. Ride a bike. Exercise. It will help your writing.” And I believed him… to some extent. But I thought that pounding it out at the keyboard and staying focused on the story was the best way to…

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As I Sit Here Editing

As I sit here editing my latest novel, I’m thrilled to see the word count growing. But that usually happens because I tend to write my first drafts short–skeletal, if you will. I get written short scenes and press through toward the end of the story. When I finish, I go back and I fill in any glaring…

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Only Motivational Quotes for Life and for Writers

As the title suggests, within today’s post you will find only motivational quotes… for life AND for writers. Enjoy! “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” -Margaret Atwood “And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a…

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I Think I Tried to Off Myself in PiYo the Other Night

I think a psychologist would agree that I might have been trying to off myself in PiYo the other night. In October, after my Achille’s tear in September, I ended up re-injuring my leg during an exercise workout. After sitting around for only three weeks and whining about it the entire time, I decided to try a Pilates class. Because…

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Fitting Everything In

Fitting everything in–you know, adult responsibilities like taking a shower and eating–has become my raison d’etre of late. Trying to stay on top of all life’s moving parts has become a goal of mine. It seems everyday I say to myself, I will vacuum the floor today! Only to, once again, let another day’s pile of dog hair, cat…

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