Monthly Archives: July 2012

Computer Crash – Yikes

What does a struggling author do when in the midst of writing a memoir, their one and only computer crashes?  I’ll tell you what I did–screamed and tore my hair out.  I was in the midst of writing my great … Continue reading

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Rewriting

I sent the piece I wrote about my mother-in-law and father-in-law to a friend who has agreed to do some editing for me.  The chapter was about ten pages long, and I was certain it was quite good.  I’ve now … Continue reading

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Free Workshop Wasn’t Great

I attended my first free workshop at the library and found it very disappointing.  The teacher was pleasant and everyone was very welcoming, but I didn’t learn anything about writing.  We were given a prompt and about fifteen minutes to … Continue reading

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Adjectives and Adverbs

I received a few good responses to my question on characterization.  One reader said my mother-in-law filled a room.  We knew when she was there–not only her large frame but also her boisterous behavior.  There was no ignoring her.  My … Continue reading

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