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Twitter Wisdom from Friday — 04/07/2017

Just finished up with another editing job and have space open for another client or two if you're interested in getting help with your manuscript. I've been editing my own books and books for other writers for more than two decades. If you're interested, check out my Manuscript Evaluations page for more information. In the… Continue reading Twitter Wisdom from Friday — 04/07/2017

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Thursday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/06/2017

Good morning. It's Friday already and though I skipped a day due to family stuff, I'm back with Tursday's tweets on writing. 7 Writers weigh in on the question: Is an MFA in Creative Writing Worthwhile? on The Write Life The Write Practice asks Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition? In an article from… Continue reading Thursday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/06/2017

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Friday’s Tweets — 03/31/2017

Okay, I'm going to confess. The day almost got completely away from me. One of my former bosses passed away, and I got caught up in looking at his obituary, pricing flowers, and wishing I could hop on a plane back to Utah to be with his family and my old friends. Then, of course,… Continue reading Friday’s Tweets — 03/31/2017

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Thursday’s Tweets — 03/30/2017

I've collected all my writing tweets from Thursday so I can share them with you here. You can also find them by following @SherryLewis on Twitter. From Kobo Writing Life: 5 Tips on How to Make Your Writing Process Feel Like a Game. From Kristen Lamb: The Novel That Isn't a Novel--Do You Really Have a… Continue reading Thursday’s Tweets — 03/30/2017

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Sharing info on the business of writing

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." ~Ernest Hemingway There's no end to the things we can learn about the craft of writing, no matter how many books we may have published, and the industry changes so much, so quickly, just trying to keep up can be a… Continue reading Sharing info on the business of writing

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Have You Fallen Into the Mood Trap?

"One must be pitiless about this matter of 'mood.' In a sense, the writing will create the mood...I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing seemed worth enduring for another five minutes...and somehow the activity of writing changes… Continue reading Have You Fallen Into the Mood Trap?

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An Unbending Honesty

In my previous post about finding what’s wrong in your work, I said that I think writers need to understand the structure of a scene to identify what’s wrong with a scene. Another thing I strongly believe a writer needs is an unbending honesty with himself. This means you have to tell yourself the truth,… Continue reading An Unbending Honesty

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More Thoughts on Focus

Continuing from yesterday's article on staying focused .. Do I do anything special to jog my brain into writing mode before I start writing? My answer at the time: Well, I used to. One of the things I've realized recently is that when I became a full-time writer, I lost some of the unconscious cues… Continue reading More Thoughts on Focus

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On Staying Focused

A few years ago, I was asked this question in one of my workshops: So my question is: I know you make a living by writing. So what are some tricks you've learned to help you schedule in the time to write and do you do anything before you start to write that helps you… Continue reading On Staying Focused