Kristen Lamb

A Year of Gratitude

In 2016, I focused on building an attitude of gratitude. And I really wanted to do it every single day. So I created my own hashtag on Twitter and started bombarding my social media followers with a new meme every day. Remember? #365DaysofGratitude You probably already saw them all, but I thought I’d share the …

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Even in Writing it’s who you know

My youngest son, recent college graduate, swears he doesn’t have to apply for jobs. “It’s who you know, Mom.” In writing, I’ve discovered, this adage is also true. Not that I agree my son should sit around waiting for someone from his “network” to offer him a job, but I see that in the world …

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That manuscript still isn’t perfect yet? – Part Three of my Manuscript Critique

You might be sick of reading about my numerous critique experiences. I know I’m tired of rewriting the manuscript. Remember I mentioned rewriting the first pages of this manuscript. That rewrite was for a class given by Kristen Lamb. If you don’t follow her blog, I suggest you follow this link and sign up. If …

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Pitching my novel and how movie loglines help

Everyone talks about how important it is for writer’s to have a single sentence pitch for their novel. Apparently, anytime you’re stuck in an elevator, you spew forth this sentence, hoping an agent or editor is trapped with you in that itsy-bitsy space. Of course, your captive audience will love your idea and produce a …

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Stir the Pot to Gain Comments

I confess that I follow at least two blogs that are known to tackle controversial topics on a regular basis. I enjoy listening to those writers build their case and I’m intrigued by some of the intelligent responses they garner. I don’t share these posts. Most of the time, I don’t even press the “Like” …

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Words of Power

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” – Proverbs 18:21 Langston Hughes spoke to me in his poem “A Dream Deferred.”  Many other words, written and spoken, altered my chosen path on the highway of life. A similar conversation happened on the phone recently. I took a class from WANA International, which I …

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