Category Archives: Mondays

A Surfeit of Riches: Reading in this New Age of Books

Mondays I try to post tips for readers and writers, but I’ve noticed that lately it’s been mostly writing tips because I did my genealogical series.  So today, I’m focusing on just readers.  Of course, a lot of writers are … Continue reading

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Genealogical Sources for Writers, part 4

Well, today is my last day of posting about genealogical sources for a while, although I’m likely to do more eventually.   My class starts next week and I just got an e-mail from Savvy Authors saying that I have … Continue reading

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Genealogical Sources for Writers, part 3

This is part 3 of a 4-week series discussing using genealogical sources you can use to help with your fiction writing as a foretaste of my class I will be teaching through Savvy Authors  starting two weeks from today.   … Continue reading

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Genealogical Sources for Writers, part 2

Last week I spent some time talking about how using a census could help a writer get some ideas for names and relationships as well as life-style details for their fiction.  I am going to be spending four weeks talking … Continue reading

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Genealogical sources for writers, part 1

In an effort to share some more meaty writing tips as well as hopefully drum up some interest in my class that starts 4 weeks from today, I thought I would start a short series of blogs about genealogical sources … Continue reading

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V is for View, Point of View, that is!

I am sure I am not the only author who got books for Christmas.  After all, we love books.  We love to write because we long to share stories like our favorite books have shared with us.   I got … Continue reading

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My scene again, revised after using the Emotion Thesaurus

All right, as promised, here is the same scene I posted yesterday after working with the emotion thesaurus.  I also wanted to talk a little bit about what sort of thought process I went through, just in case it helps … Continue reading

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My experiment with the Emotion Thesaurus

For those of you who didn’t read this post from two weeks ago on this same blog, we started talking about how difficult it can be to portray emotion when you are writing because it’s hard to think of new ways … Continue reading

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Weather you CAN control

We had a very strange week here in northern Utah, thanks to some strong Santa Ana winds from California and some other weird conglomeration of weather circumstances that I don’t understand and you don’t care about.  Suffice it to say, … Continue reading

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What I learned about my writing from watching the Twilight: Breaking Dawn movie

I had an epiphany.  Really I did.  I was able to see my writing in a new light. I’ve seen the Breaking Dawn movie three times, okay.  Three times.  You may laugh.  But I really enjoyed it the first time … Continue reading

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