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Hire a Writing Coach When Writing Becomes Difficult

Writing is Difficult

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”        Gene Fowler If your writing is filled with blood, sweat, and tears, step away from your computer, take several deep breathes and then contact me, your writing coach, once you have gathered yourself… [read more]

Writing: A Matter of Luck?

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The other day I was telling a friend that my essay was not selected by a magazine.  I remarked that “it is just my bad luck.”  She replied, “Yes, you are just the unluckiest person I know!”  She smiled. At first I thought she was validating my statement; then I realized that she was challenging… [read more]

Revision: Taking Your Book From “Okay” to “Great”

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Revisions: Take Your Book From “Okay” to “Great” 1. After finishing your first draft, put it aside for a few weeks. Take a break. Go dancing. Before you revise, you need to create some emotional distance from your manuscript 2. Return to your first draft and begin to re-work it chapter by chapter. This is… [read more]

Write, Edit, Publish? Wrong Way. Revise!

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  Write, Edit, Publish? Wrong Way.  Revise! If you are taking a trip, it’s a good idea to know where you are going and why you want to take the journey. Usually you make a plan or map out your points along the road. You may decide ahead of time to take a leisurely trip… [read more]