“Creating Your Own World” Sessions and Other Panels at Life, the Universe, and Everything 2017 (LTUE)

It’s upon us! Life, the Universe, and Everything (LTUE) 2017 begins next week, and I’m so excited to be part of this fiction writing conference. I’ve been attending and presenting at LTUE for a couple years now, but I’m only this year realizing that students get in for free! This conference is a great opportunity […]

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The Productive Author’s Guide to Dictation

I have rebranded, retitled, redesigned, and republished a resource I completed at the end of 2014, detailing how dictation has revolutionized my fiction writing and blogging. I also use dictation for some non-fiction tasks, but I have found it better for creative thought than it is for assimilating or synthesizing. That said, I meet people […]

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Using Pressure To One’s Advantage As a Writer

Since I’ve been fairly immersed in pressure this week, I focused on finding more ways to channel it. Here’s what I came up with. Financial Pressure – Rar! I had some writing and publishing expenses beyond my usual monthly investment. Unusual outlays of cash have always created dissonance for me as an artist, because I […]

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Daring to Squirm as a Writer

Last night I was at a singles event where a relationship expert presented techniques on how to flirt. And then we were turned loose to flirt. – All introverts just shrieked in horror. – I know because I pick up the introvert frequency. While I’ve trained myself to be a fairly gutsy and outgoing lady, […]

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Full Cast Versus Single Reader Audio Books

This week I have a question for my fellow audio book nerds: full cast or single reader? I have developed a distinct preference, but I realize that doesn’t mean everyone else has. To get a better sense for the general feeling among others who ingest much of their reading through their ears, I thought I’d […]

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