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Solving the Mystery of Writing Step #4 and Farewell

In a previous post, found here http://blog.mormonletters.org/?p=4064 we discussed Solving the Mystery of Writing and Step #1 Finding Your Voice in my 6 Steps for Writing Success and Step #2 Write Every Day http://blog.mormonletters.org/?p=4700. Today I’m continuing with #4 Join … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Muse

The guest post today was provided by the talented author, J. Lloyd Morgan. He shares his thoughts on a great creative topic–the muse–which I’ve often found must be treated gently. Mine at times requires chocolate.   The Mystery of the … Continue reading

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Making More Time to Write!

I invited best-selling author and motivational speaker, Connie Sokol, to guest post today. She graciously agreed to share her secrets for making more time to write! I love her ideas and insight and hope you will too. For most female … Continue reading

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Writing and Community Building

For the last several months I have been the editor of my ward’s monthly newsletter. This experience has been interesting in many ways and I wanted to share a few thoughts about it in this setting. First of all, I … Continue reading

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Solving the Mystery of Writing

Did you know that when asked, an estimated 75% of people will say that they want to write a book? But 75% of people aren’t writing books, are they? There are probably a good number of people who are closet … Continue reading

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Getting a Book to Press

I’ve been wading through edits and revisions for the past few months to prepare my next novel, Caller ID to go to press. It’s heading out next week so my publisher will be ready to get it on bookstore shelves … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act

As a writer, I’m reminded daily of the amount of discipline it takes to get those words on the page. It’s tough to carve out time to write each day. Frankly, it’s tough to carve out time to get a … Continue reading

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Mystery of NaNoWriMo Unveiled

This month celebrates the frenzied craze of writing known as NaNoWriMo. I’m a WriMo and some of you might be asking, What is a WriMo? Let me share. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place each … Continue reading

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From the Writer’s Desk: Making Time to Write

Where does one find the time to write? Where do Mormons find the time to write? Over the years I’ve heard Mormons complain about this. The complaint usually goes like this: “I’d have a great novel to my credit if … Continue reading

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Loving What You Do

Several years ago, I went a long period of no writing. I had a book I was working on–something I was sure my publisher would love, something I knew I’d get good reviews on, but I couldn’t make myself work … Continue reading

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