My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.  (Elmore Leonard)

There must be a few million books and sites out there on the topic of writing, and I don’t plan to add to that.  What I’m sharing here are the various and diverse elements of my personal and intense roller coaster ride, both thrilling and terrifying, toward publication.

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. (Gene Fowler)

So this page is personal … about the factors that work for me creating direction and resulting in turning points.   Sometimes that will involve common sense tips, articles, events, worksheets, books, courses; sometimes it’ll be about the more intimate side of my development as a writer, the people who influence, nudge, coach, cajole, encourage and inspire me.



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