Category Archives: Write Away

Why Write? A Blog??

I discovered Pinterest a bunch of years ago when I only managed to “pin” a picture of a small bathroom makeover. I didn’t understand Pinterest. All I wanted to do was bookmark a web page, so I left Pinterest alone … Continue reading

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Write Away: Reading As A Writer

  One night, just after my family saw the circus in Charlotte, we stopped off for some fast food before driving home to the Foothills. We didn’t do either of those things–fast food or the circus–often, at all. It was … Continue reading

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Write Away: Character Insight

The ability to withstand the temptation to over-explain, over-describe, over-attribute—pretty much over do it–when presenting character insight is a tricky challenge. When I’m writing, I know if my character is sad, happy, mad, joyful, terrified, etc.–BUT I can’t just have her … Continue reading

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Write Away: Tone

  When I talk at work, I feel that I put people to sleep. I’m not paid to put them all the way to sleep, though. Just to pacify them enough into stop yelling. I’ve spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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Write Away: Don’t Be Lazy

I’m writing this one with great irony tonight, because I’m feeling very lazy. I’m also in a bad mood, which lends resentment into the mix of hasty writing. Plus, I don’t feel good and I can’t sleep. Yes, I drank … Continue reading

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Write Away: First Drafts

  It’s okay to hate them. Or simply not love them. They aren’t children. Even though, they did breach from the creative loins of their writers. First drafts are definitely some miserable little bastards. Their dark, pleading eyes mask their … Continue reading

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Write Away: Voice

  I’ve never been brave enough to do karaoke. I was traumatized by a solo in a school musical, something about the American founding fathers. I was cast as Abigail Adams (a smart founding mother). But still today, I wonder … Continue reading

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