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Body Language

The importance of non-verbal communication in character development.

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The Solitary Writer

Occasionally when I hear someone say that writing is a lonely business, this picture forms in my head of a writer in some distant white field with a flock of words.

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Overcoming Writers Block

We’ve all experienced that panicky moment when we stare at a blank page and freeze, our normally overly imaginative brains suddenly going silent. Or worse – we open up an […]

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There Are No Rules for Writing

I enjoy reading how other authors write–and what they enjoy about their writing process. What works for them. But that’s the key thing: What they enjoy writing about their writing process.

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Writing About Food

How to depict taste, smell and texture on paper.

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Why My First Book Was a Memoir

I’m always surprised when one of the very first questions I am asked is why I chose to write a memoir.

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Why is Reading Out Loud Important?

Verbal critique groups build valuable skills every writer needs.

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Beyond a Critique Group…

How can a critique group have so many members and still be of value to writers?