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Best Thing About Writing…


…is definitely the rewrite.

There’s not a whole lot of fun involved in fighting and cajoling your characters into behaving write I mean ‘right’ on page. Sometimes they barely want to speak or do things according to your rules/philosphy/hopes/whatever…. in other words, it can be tough getting them to do what you – get this – thought you wanted them to do. As my fellow writers out here know, writing is sort of like driving a car with little-to-no power steering; it will make a new path all on it’s own if you don’t force your will.

But, hooray! The rewrite straightens out that horribly obstinate, meddlesome cast member and the boring, nondescript imagery. It’ll make that conversation far more intriguing than anything you’ve ever observed in your entire life! And suspense is not really suspense until your palms are sweaty and your heart is thumping wildly. The draft may get the gist of it, but the rewrite  perfectly captures it and delivers scenes that convinces your reader to the hilt.

So, as I wind up my novel, Quiet, I salivate over the promise of meeting it again down the road, from a fresh and objective point of view. This time I’ll be holding my finger near the delete button and armed with more choice ways of showing, speaking, and revealing it’s imaginary world.

In the world of writing, for many, the rewrite is where the real fun begins.

A musing from the…

Voice Of A Writer

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Got Substance?


If you’re busy keeping with Lindsey Lohan’s mess and less with the state of the world as a whole your substance is probably more fluff.

We’ve all been there at one point or another. I know I have.

But, time is moving and as the world changes, fluff is clearly just that — fluff.

Live a little and find out what you’re made of by doing/reading/exploring something different. Something that will enhance your stay on this planet.

You won’t regret it.

Just a few words from the….

Voice Of A Writer.

Got courage?


PROVE IT.

Do something different — something right.

Speak up, speak out.

Ask someone out.

Ask someone for help.

Help somebody in a bind — open a door, help with a bag, etc.

Lean on God.

Lean less on people.

Ask somebody to forgive you.

Forgive somebody.

Encourage someone to do the above.

Encourage yourself to be bold and do what’s right.

The cost of courage? False pride.

The reward from courage? Freedom of fear and doubt!

Take heart, have courage.

From the….

Voice Of A Writer

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