Tag Archives: cliches

The Least Comforting Things You Can Say

  Better days are coming This too shall pass Everyone has something It could be worse

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I Wrote That?! or Epiphany #214

Every three to six months my writing takes a leap up a level or two. It’s amazing and wonderful to gain new skills and insight. It’s crushing to reread my “finished” manuscript. During my few months away from my YA … Continue reading

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The Importance of Powering Through That Bad Book

Recently, I picked up a book that had a gorgeous cover, intriguing back cover story, and made the NYT Bestseller list. I’d heard the author speak and was interested in seeing her work. But I have to confess, I put … Continue reading

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Katy Perry–Queen of Cliche Twists?

Love or hate Katy Perry, she does one thing amazingly well–cliche twists. Making cliches fresh and engaging the listener. Check out this song… If you click Watch on Youtube you can also read the lyrics to the song below it. … Continue reading

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The Craft of Writing—Be Careful What You Hang on You Christmas Tree

I got some feedback from agents who requested the full and charity auctions where agents gave me feedback on the partial. Several mentioned needing to hone my craft more. Step one–how do I do that? I had no clue. I … Continue reading

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Margie Lawson Workshop–Empowering Characters’ Emotions

On November 20th, I attended the all day Margie Lawson Workshop sponsored by CTRWA. The topic was Empowering Characters’ Emotions. The training was intensive and well worth the cost. Margie is a psychologist and helps individuals to write the story … Continue reading

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