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Dear Anne #8 – Words Are Your Trade

Dear Anne, I realized this week that it has been a month since I’ve written, and for that I want to apologize. I’m sure you understand how crazy summer can be sometimes, even though it’s supposed to be “vacation” time. Ha! Right now you’re starting back to high school and you’re getting ready for your… Continue reading Dear Anne #8 – Words Are Your Trade

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Dear Anne #7 – Finding Inspiration

Dear Anne, Today I want to talk to you about finding inspiration. The truth is, the firing of the synapses in your mind will only take you so far in the creative process. Your brain needs a database of inspirational input in order to come up with truly creative ideas. Think of it as putting… Continue reading Dear Anne #7 – Finding Inspiration

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Dear Anne #6 – Dealing With Life and Motivation

Dear Anne, Life and motivation are big problems for writers. Life will always get in the way and much of the time motivation to write will be a difficult thing for you to find. I must admit, this is how I feel most of the time. When the creative juices are flowing I can write… Continue reading Dear Anne #6 – Dealing With Life and Motivation

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Dear Anne #5 – Basic Story Planning

Dear Anne, I write this letter on basic story planning, because that’s what you need right now. We’ve had some conversations already on this very thing, so I want to give you some more basic tools to help you properly plan your story. Simply put, you have to know your story before you can write… Continue reading Dear Anne #5 – Basic Story Planning

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Dear Anne #4 – The Right Tools for the Job

Dear Anne, Have you ever tried to eat spaghetti with a spoon? Dig a hole with a rake? Hammer a nail with a screwdriver? Of course not. Maybe you could accomplish those feats with those tools, but if you want to do a job well and do it timely you have to use the right… Continue reading Dear Anne #4 – The Right Tools for the Job