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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Tweet Research can take so much time.  Not as much as it did in the olden days when we had to go to the library and search through the card catalogue and all. But it’s still consumes time.  Which is why I … Continue reading

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What Shall I Write?

Tweet “Write about what you know about.” If you’re a writer, or even a want-to-be writer, chances are you’ve heard this advice.  Is it sound?  Well, yes…  And no.  Mostly yes, but… YES… Certainly, you cannot expound wisely on a subject about … Continue reading

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What Shall I Write About?

Tweet Last Friday I had a great time with Amanda Bird at the Bird’s Nest in Springfield, Oregon.  I was her guest for her summer weekly series: “Lunch with the Author.”  Like just about every other author alive, I like talking … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fiction

Tweet To Marilyn, Blessings! Kay Marshall Strom. I smiled and handed the second book of my latest series, Blessings in India, to the tall woman before me. “Is it true?” Marilyn asked. I told her it was historical fiction. “But … Continue reading

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Make Your Good Writing Great

Tweet Many fiction writers say, “Phooey on non-fiction! It isn’t any fun.” Many non-fiction writer say, “Fiction is nothing but filmy fluff. Just a waste of time!” It can be true, on both counts. But neither needs to be so. … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like… uh…??

Good writers research thoroughly. Follow these steps to help you become a more savvy researcher.

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The Truth is Out There

All the information you need is out there. Today a writer’s challenge isn’t so much finding what we need to know as separating it from all the stuff we don’t need to know. Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call?

Need help? Ask a pro. Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time Will Make You a Better Writer

Tweet “A stitch in time, saves nine.”  That’s what my Grandma used to say.  Usually while she sat in her rocking chair with a pile of mending in her lap, a needle in one hand and her trusty silver thimble … Continue reading

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