All posts tagged writing tips

Two Forms of Inspiring Poetry 5/12/2020

by Carmen Peone Never in this world did I think I would love poetry.   Until God touched my heart with Haiku and Elfchen.   Elfchen is a newer form of poetry for me, but I have come to love its simplicity. It’s a place I can hone in on God’s creation and love.   In this time of fear, uncertainty, and quarantine, we can create a safe […]

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Metaphorically Speaking

by Carmen Peone Metaphors extend familiar names and pair them with new objects. In metaphor there is a transfer of meaning. The Greek word from which metaphor originates from means “to transfer.” Hence a ray of sunshine cuts despair (as though it were a knife); a woman weaves through life (as cedar bark is woven to […]

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Writing Tips

by Lisa M. Prysock Writing is a growing process, and many writers, myself included, tell me they learn from what they write.  Here’s your first tip–:  Even if you feel as though you were born to write, it takes practice, time, trial and error, and focus.  However, if you haven’t published anything yet, I encourage […]

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The Knight’s Chivalrous Duty to Rescue the Damsel

by Parker J. Cole When one hears the word ‘knight’, the image that comes to mind is of a medieval soldier adorned in armor, riding upon a horse, and ablaze in honor and glory. Our stalwart hero swears fealty and loyalty to a ruler, or a king, and promises to protect the interests […]

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Dealing With All The Junk

by Suzanne D. Williams I read a piece of writing advice that has been helpful to me. The writer gave instruction on how to introduce backstory and avoid the dreaded info-dump. In case, you aren’t familiar with this term, an “info-dump” is exactly what the name suggests—barraging the reader with too much information, or set-up, at once. Suddenly, they don’t […]

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Dealing with Doubt 3/25/2019

by Suzanne D. Williams I sat down to write my thoughts and realized after struggling through a few paragraphs that I’d written the topic before and much more eloquently. Such is the life of writing blog articles. So, though the portion below is several years old, its truths still hold, and I hope […]

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Writing is Hard Work

by Suzanne D. Williams Being honest, there are a lot of bad books out there. I never realized how many until searching the book sale lists daily. Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of good books as well. And excellent writers. But, though there is something to be said for having a gift […]

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Encouragement for Writers

by Precarious Yates I have heard from so many writers recently who feel like they can’t go on. It’s a long hard marathon, and when you have little support, it feels interminable. “Should I keep going?” “Is my writing even good enough?” “What is the point if all anyone wants to read is smut?” […]

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A Couple of Quick Tips to get Ready for Nano

by Parker J. Cole

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Answering Two Questions

by Parker J. Cole What do you say to the charge that men can’t write romances that women will like, and how will you tempt guys to read your books?

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