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writingThe Writing Life is home to links to all posts
with writing exercises, prompts, techniques, and other information
relevant to, you guessed it, the writing life!


When the World Ends: Or, I Need a New Computer – October 31, 2016

It had to happen sometime – my laptop kicked the bucket and I had to research new computers. In this post, I share links to reviews for laptops for writers.

Fueling the FiresOctober 10, 2016

Sometimes we get stuck in a little patch of writer’s block … try this exercise to free yourself and fuel your creativity!

An Exercise in PerspectiveOctober 7, 2016

Thinking about POV and an exercise in writing from a different perspective.

Lions and Tigers and Titles – Oh My!July 16, 2016

Resources to help you choose the perfect title for your masterpiece … or at least get you thinking!

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 7) March 28, 2016

The final post in the series! It’s all about the fun…

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 6)March 26, 2016

The sixth in the series – getting the most bang for your buck! When to spend your money and when to save it…

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 5)March 24, 2016

The fifth in the series – critique sessions! To be critiqued or not to be critiqued, that is the question. Read on to find out the answer!

What to Write When Nothing ComesMarch 21, 2016

Tips on beating away writer’s block.

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 4)February 11, 2016

The fourth in the series – logistics tricks! From where to sit to what to eat, this post has got you covered.

Pondering Poetry: What’s a Poet to Do? – February 8, 2016

Five articles that will get you excited about writing (or reading) that six-letter word!

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 3)January 31, 2016

The third in the series – secrets of submitting!

Missing in Action – My ApologiesJanuary 15, 2016

Why I haven’t been able to post… or, CTS is the devil!

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 2)December 9, 2015

The second in the series – marketing!

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 1)November 22, 2015

The first in a series of my top seven takeaways after a year of writing conferences …

The Importance of Connecting with Other WritersNovember 19, 2015

Why it is essential to find your tribe – my story on becoming a connected writer …

Best Tips for Finishing NaNoWriMoNovember 17, 2015

I procrastinated for you and surfed the web like a pro to bring you five great posts about finishing NaNoWriMo (or really any writing project)…

Girl, InterruptedNovember 13, 2015

Talking about trying to write … and failing … with four teen/preteen girls as cell roommates…

Celebrating Women and the Business of ArtNovember 11, 2015

My guest post for the Art of Women Foundation about women, art, and a fabulous effort by a small, local business.

Real-Life AntagonistNovember 7, 2015

Talking about what I did to my real-life villain… and it ain’t pretty!

Dull November?November 2, 2015

Talking about a FULL (not dull) November with writing and more …

October Platform Challenge – October 31, 2015

Talking about the Writer’s Digest platform building challenge (do it anytime!) ….

Get Creative for Halloween with Tombstone Prompts – October 23, 2015

Writing prompts from the grave ….

Pondering Poetry: Using Facebook to Craft Poems (and Other Writing) – October 16, 2015

Using Facebook to generate amazing poems (and other forms of writing) ….

Character Sketches – October 14, 2015

Using character sketches to unblock stuck stories ….

Pondering Poetry: In Honor of National (UK) Poetry Day – October 9, 2015

The sonnenizio – a new form of poetry in paradelle fashion, guaranteed fun ….

To WriMo or Not to WriMo … That is the QuestionOctober 7, 2015

Pondering NaNoWriMo… are you in or out?


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