Category Archives: Writers’ groups

My problem with writing groups…

I have been rewarding myself lately for the completion of my third non-fiction book, by reading a GREAT novel!  Have you heard about “The Paris Wife” yet?  I find it to be the perfect distraction from all the pressure I put … Continue reading

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Traditional publishing versus the “INDIE” approach

My friend and fellow writer Tammy Bleck would like to share with you her experience with both traditional and independent publishing. You tell ’em Tammy!

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Encouragement from writers everywhere!

Don’t miss these loving words of encouragement from writers!

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Bloggers Need To Unite!

Let’s face it, most of the writers I know feel most stressed because they do not get paid properly for the hours and even years of work we put in BEFORE we start making money on our social media products. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Charlie Hudson shares her experiences!

You may be tired of my opinions and experiences as a writer so I have a guest blogger for you today.  Charlie Hudson finished up her career in the army and then decided to become a writer and novelist. Here’s … Continue reading

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Should one even try to become a writer these days?

Yesterday I noticed a link back to this blog from I Dreamed a Dream, a blog apparently written by kids who recently graduated from college and are desperately trying to figure out what’s next for them. There Katherine Shaye discusses … Continue reading

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Getting what you need from a writing group

In my five years as a professional writer, I have been in only two writing groups.  My first lasted about three years, back when I was just learning the rules of freelance writing (so I could break them later!)   I … Continue reading

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