Writing is fun, hard and stressful. You question yourself at every turn...but when you get your first 5 ✨review and they love your characters as much as you is soooo worth it. Thank you to the gals for answering all my newbie questions - Natalie, Stacey, Kris (Author Kristine Dugger) Thank you to …

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First Release a reality

In Primary School - Grade 4 - I was selected to attend a writing workshop at a local university. In High School I was asked by one of my English teachers to be Editor for our school newsletter they were starting. I am not sure what happened to my love of writing after that.  I …

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Story ideas?

Story ideas can come from anywhere.  Mine have come mostly from daydreaming.   Daydreaming Dreams Picture of perfect character- usually male 😉 What I am getting better at is not waiting for the inspiration to come but instead pulling that bugger right out kicking and screaming.   Writing every day has helped with this forcing …

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If I had to choose one thing I can't live without (apart from family and my animals) it would be Music. I use music in every part of my life.  It allows me to focus on the task at hand.  Otherwise my head is running constantly with, well, everything. Upbeat music while I am doing the housework. …

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Pitching your novel

  Steps for pitching your novel to a literary agent . Great ideas to help prepare and practice, when those 5 to 10 minutes need to count. Something I will be practicing so I am prepared should the opportunity present itself.   How to pitch your novel


  I submitted another assignment yesterday and I find myself constantly logging in to see if the feedback has been posted yet...and this is for an assignment where I know they guarantee a response within three days.  How the hell am i going to cope when I finally send off a manuscript where I may …

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