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The Fiction Writing Process — For Beginning Authors #2 / Your Creative Contemplation Place

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The wonders of water should not be underestimated when it comes to sources of inspiration.  A simple hot shower is a great, quick way for me to get back in the right frame of mind to write. If I have more time, I'll take a bath. And if I have more time…

The 12-Part Fiction Writing Process — For Beginning Authors

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What this MWM Series is and what it is not. A beginner does not necessarily mean young - I was in my 50’s when I started writing novels! But if you are a quitter - this won’t work.   The Fiction Writing Process — For Beginning Authors   #1. …

WIN

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I read a lot. And by read, I mean I listen to audiobooks. I usually scroll the best sellers list on Amazon and hope something pops up that looks interesting... something that I haven’t read before. Sometimes it’s rough… I read so much, that finding good…

Kenny Rogers Getaway

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  Last week I had a much-needed getaway. It's been harder to get out of town, but we decided on getting a cabin through Airbnb, and go someplace, like Estes Park. The hiking/views were great, the cabin... not so much. I took my laptop, planning…

Cold

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I don't like the cold weather. The last 3 days it was -8, and that's too cold for me. So, I realize I need to look for the pros of the winter season in order for me to get on with it. Here's what I came up with: More time to work, with fewer distractions. Time…

What Do You Really Want?

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As you all know by now, I love my dogs. Sammi is our 6-year-old golden retriever and besides being unusually shy, she is pretty typical for her breed... mischievous, and adorable. And like most goldens, she loves toys... of the stuffed variety. She especially…