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Scrivener Rules!

As a writer, and for years as a wanna-be writer, I have always been drawn to writing software. I have downloaded and tried out everything from Word to Write Way to Storyweaver. I looked at Dramatica to WritersBlocks and every other piece of software I came across. I was a software junkie. But nothing seemed to fit. I …

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First drafts and caring less

I read a recent post on Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds.  Another writer had stated that she suffered from extreme performance anxiety whenever she sat down to write.  We are talking full-fledged physical illness here.  His advice to her? Care Less. I have to say that is some of the best advice on writing that …

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Taming the green-eyed monster

The other night I watched Rizzolli and Isles.  In this particular episode, Angela, Rizzoli’s mother, starts a blog.  A few days into her writing she comments, “Oh look, I have twelve followers.”  Rizzoli looks at the laptop and says, “no, Ma, you have twelve thousand followers.” During this scene I felt a slight twist in my …

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