Adventures with Rottweilers Cherished Lamps and Rottweilers
Adventures with Rottweilers

Cherished Lamps and Rotties

This was written for the Cherished Blogfest 2016. Sometimes objects lead us to memories. For the Cherished Blogfest we’re invited to talk about a cherished object. In 500 words or so emotions, information and memories are shared. As a writer, I’m usually fully immersed in my writing yet standing apart from it. The point of …

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Tech Tips for Writers

T is for “Tech”. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the tech side of the writing business has me a little, ah, crazy. So I asked Jacqui Murray — the Tech Teacher — to help out a bit. Thank you to Ronel (at Ronel the Mythmaker) for inviting me to talk about my favorite topic: …

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Notebooks and Other Things for Writing

N is for Notebooks. Being a writer is an exciting journey. You can write on most anything. Yet there are those who believe that there is only one right way to do your writing: on a high-end high-tech laptop (sometimes called a notebook). But that’s just silly. You don’t need tech to be a writer. You need …

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Making a Living as a Writer

M is for Making. We’ve all heard the stories of overnight successes, one hit wonders and other improbable ways writers have raked in the money. But for those of us who have stories part of our blood, we will always write. Which means that at some point our writing should do more than just look …

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What is it REALLY Like to be a Writer?

L is for Life. The mysterious life of a writer is something everyone wonders about. Is it really like on TV? Author Anne R. Allen is here to answer that today. Oh, the glamorous life of an author! Meeting with the intellectual and artistic elite in the cafés of Paris, dining with the rich and …

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Ill-prepared: Fear of Success and of Failure

I is for Ill-prepared. To continue with the theme for everything writerly, I decided to share what it’s like to suddenly be published without any warning. In June/July last year I wrote stories for a competition. Not all of the stories I planned at that time could be written – some of them just weren’t …

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How to Write But Still Have a Life

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the balance between our fiction and reality. To help with that, I invited writing friend Chrys Fey to share some tips on having a life while still being able to write. Does writing take up a lot of your time, leaving you without a life? And yet, you’re not getting …

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