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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Writing Seminar: Writing Lessons from the Front (Angela Hunt) – Part 1

On Saturday, April 26, I was privileged to attend a six-hour writing seminar by the prolific author, Angela Hunt. I heard her speak for the first time in November, 2013, at the HACWN writing conference.  I attended most of her breakout sessions and fell in love with her teaching style:  jam-packed with usable information delivered …

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Sunday Salon: April 27, 2014

We have experienced some lovely spring temperatures this week, but are now preparing for extreme storms this afternoon:  typical of the bipolar weather personality of the Midwest.   Reading:  Kudos to all those who participated in Dewey’s Read-athon yesterday!  I have not participated in a number of years, but hope to rectify that this fall.  I was …

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Writer’s OCD: What Works for Me (Part 2)

In my last post I discussed how my left-brained need for organization has led me to use a variety of notebooks for all my different writing projects; the idea of one catch-all notebook sends me into a tailspin. I mentioned that I actually use TWO  notebooks for my life story project, and promised to detail that system in …

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Sunday Salon: April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Sunday… He is risen; He is risen indeed! Reading:  I have not done much reading this past week, but I have collected several library books to begin reading (hopefully) soon.  I am trying to focus my attention on books that emulate the genre that I want to write.  To that end, I have …

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Writer’s OCD: What Works for Me (Part 1)

In my last post I wrote about embracing my “Left-brain” temperament.  I alluded to the fact that this has manifested itself in some OCD tendencies with regards to a writing practice, and I promised to share my new-found system for others who may be interested. Let me give a little background. I have read numerous books on …

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