Category Archives: Writing

We need IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On this Wednesday, the first in 2018, instead of venting my frustration and insecurities, I want to thank IWSG and its … Continue reading

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Writing memoirs

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In November, I had an interesting experience. For 3 consecutive Tuesdays, I conducted a 3-part seminar on the basics of writing … Continue reading

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Femininity – what does it mean?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This month, the OPTIONAL QUESTION involves the NaNoWriMo. As I never participated in it and don’t plan to in the foreseeable … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: a man with a gun

Raymond Chandler once formulated his famous Chandler’s Law: “if you don’t know what happens next in your story, bring in a man with a gun,” or something to that effect. At first, I disregarded this banal trope. I thought I could … Continue reading

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Romance resistance syndrome

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. OPTIONAL SEPTEMBER QUESTION: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? (For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d … Continue reading

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Writing on spec

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL AUGUST QUESTION: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing? MY ANSWER: As a reader, I have several pet peeves. One … Continue reading

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Short stories old and new

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The March 2017 question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? My … Continue reading

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Monsters in art

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The February IWSG question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader? My answer: Actually, being a writer … Continue reading

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About my heroes

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The IWSG January question:  What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard? My answer: There is a current trend in … Continue reading

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My year 2016

It is time again for the monthly blog hop Do You Have Goals, hosted by Misha Gericke and Beth Fred. Not much happened in my writing life during December. Perhaps it would be appropriate at this time to look back … Continue reading

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