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Refine Your Writing Process: Revisions

Writing anything is a process. Writing a novel can be a lengthy commitment of time, energy and mental resources. Right now I’m hip deep in the mire of revisions.

Some people don’t understand how involved the revision process can be, so they think that the hard part of writing a novel is over. You know, coming up with a brilliant premise and then telling the story to the sum of 70-100 thousand words.

Reflect on 2020. Plan 2021

Plans have a way of not working out, but there won’t be any of that “planning to fail by failing to plan” in my life. Over plan? If there’s such a thing, I could be guilty of it.

The first step on forming plans is reflecting on what worked–or didn’t work–before. This post will walk you through my process for setting my goals and intentions for my writing “career.”

Method and Madness: My New Side Hustle

I’m an author. I’ve dreamed of being an author for most of my life, and now that I’ve reached the fifth decade of that life, I’m not giving up on that dream. But it needs funding. And I don’t think any of those fancy GoFundMe and the like will do it. Mostly, I don’t want …

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From the Archives: “I’m Not a Playwright”

Republishing a post from the early days of my blog…back when I was earning my college degree and had to write a “Ten-Minute Script.” This was first published on my middleagedcoed WordPress blog on February 9, 2013. What do you think? Words well within me, an unquenchable passion, until my fingers transfer them to the …

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The Truth About Last Wishes

Truth has taken on vague connotations in recent years, but there is one truth every sane person agrees about: no one wants to think about their death or plan for it. Those are the last wishes this post ruminates and expounds. It began for us with a simple mailer. Although for me it began five …

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How NOT to Tour the UN Building: Tripping through New York City Part Three

Many cities tempt the historian or patriot or citizen within you. New York City is an international destination which invites residents of the world to peek inside the headquarters of the United Nations. As you approach the complex, the semi-circle of diverse flags flap and sway in the constant stream of cabs, commercial and private …

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A Word to the Wise–or the Wanna-Be Wise

Years ago, a pastor suggested reading through the Book of Proverbs every month. One chapter per day, 31 chapters in the book, seemed like a reasonable idea. Especially if you’re looking to be wise. Wisdom isn’t a highly sought after commodity in many circles. People are content to “know enough” to do their jobs, take …

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Banishing Fear in the New Year

The next time you visit my website to read a new blog, it will be 2017. Which means it’s time for me to think about a new theme to guide my posts and thoughts in the New Year. Thanks to plenty of reflection (and facing a few scary things), I’ve decided to banish fear in …

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