Monthly Archives: October 2016

Where Should A Story Start?

A story starts at the beginning, right? <cue uproarious laughter> Well, yeah, it should. The problem is, most neophyte novelists think they have to supply a dump truck load of information about their character and his or her situation before … Continue reading

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You’re all ready to get started…

…there’s just one problem. The moment has come–no more waiting, no more foolin’ around, no more putting it off. You’re going to write a novel. It’s something you’ve wanted to do for as long as you can remember. And now, … Continue reading

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You want to do *what*?

Wait. Whut? You really want to write a novel? Seriously? One of the most famous quotes for those wishing to become writers comes immediately to mind. It’s from Dorothy Parker: “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With The Cracker Queen

I spent my allotted writing time yesterday with the incomparable Lauretta Hannon, who is truly a genuine voice in these often phony times. I don’t regret it for a second. I’d heard of her, of course, because of her bestselling book, The … Continue reading

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Aw geez, another textbook?

Another textbook? Yeah. Another one. And one that makes me pretty damned proud. I spend a great deal of time with folks my age and older, and the one thing many of us have in common is the desire to leave … Continue reading

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Audio memoir–Part four

We’ve reached the final installment of the audio memoir topic of recording gear. If you’re not satisfied with basic, entry-level audio for your recorded memoir, you’re in good company. What, after all, is the point of putting in all the time … Continue reading

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