Posts Tagged "writing"

Surviving Writer’s Group Feedback

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Surviving Writer’s Group Feedback

On February 3 I wrote about sending my young adult novel (the one that took me about three years to write) off to my group. So last Friday we got together to discuss it. Now, this can be a daunting prospect because we have some very astute writers in the group and some who have a lot of fun replotting entire novels (whether you want them to or not :-)). Luckily, they have a sense of humor about it so that’s good. The critique went very well, with a lot of very insightful comments and suggestions. One thing I love about a live, in-person group is the discussion that it generates. One...

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Writing Goals: One month check-in

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Writing Goals: One month check-in

A month ago I wrote about my experience with a writing workshop about energizing our writing and setting some goals.  I’ve decided to do a check in on my blog to keep myself honest and to see where I need to make adjustments. After setting broad goals for 2014, noting what I wanted to accomplish in each month, I identified goals day by day for January and February. As mentioned in my February 3 blog, I completed a decent draft of my YA novel and sent it to my critique group a day ahead of schedule. Since that was the only goal I had for January, I noted which scenes/sections I needed...

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Jumpstart #47: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Chhhaaanges…So after thinking about this a lot, I’ve decided to stop including my own response to the prompts here. Yes, I’m still doing them myself, but I really want these to be something you can use yourselves without any undue influence by me.And this will get you in the groove for my website overhaul where you can sign up for individual email announcements, including Jumpstart Monday, which won’t have my response...

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Jumpstart #46: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Identify one thing your character loves and believes s/he can’t live without. Write a few lines, either free writing/brainstorming or an actual scene. My take: Sheridan loves nature and it helped her maintain her sanity, but she gave it up when she became friends with Emma, who made fun of her collection of rocks and driftwood. Sheridan hid them away and eventually forgot about them. But then she comes across them and starts to...

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Jumpstart #45: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Picture prompt, peeps! Check it out. Work it. My take: I can’t share my take because I’m so excited about the idea, I’m writing a complete picture book! Besides, my website revamp will include different newsletters/emails you can subscribe to and one will be Jumpstart Monday without my take so you can be free to use them on your own. I hope you have as much fun with this picture as I did. Woo hoo! My gratitude to the...

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