Category Archives: Writing

The Write Choices – Watch out for flying pigs

I have never hidden the fact that I want to be known as an author – I didn’t write my books for no one to read! But despite some expensive attempts at marketing, with reputable companies like Kirkus, I have … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Inspiration Interruptus

I have written nothing for nine months. The “Stay-at-Home” orders following eruption of the coronavirus accorded me a perfect opportunity to write. I had time to dive deep into research already begun for the final volume of my American tetralogy, … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – The Right Words Matter

Ernest Hemingway is credited with saying: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.“ Poet Laureate Billy Collins writes: “I am entirely pure: nothing but a skeleton at a typewriter.“ Powerful words that evoke … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – What a Character!

I’m a thief. When I write, I don’t build characters like a sculptor might fashion statues – from raw materials. Instead, I steal the essence of a real human being and mold that into my story. I want to populate … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Living History: A Perspective

History is happening all around us. We are living it now, even though it won’t be called “history,” per se, for several years. Every generation lives the history that will populate books at a later time. Every moment has its … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Editing

I am fortunate – I’ve worked with some tremendous editors on my novels. Because of that, I’ve come to realize that a good editor is a writer’s best friend. Trust me. They make your writing better. They dig through your … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Research

If you haven’t discovered Master Class yet, you have to try it. Master Class is a selection of webinars by famous people from all industries (including writers) who share their experiences and techniques in engaging interviews. I’m making this plug … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Relevance and Truth

We humans enjoy remarkable communications technologies. We experience unprecedented booms on Wall Street, rapid globalization, almost daily rags-to-riches stories (especially out of the San Francisco Bay Area). At the same time, we witness (and, in increasing numbers, participate in) extraordinary … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Meandering

I began to write stories when I was in middle school (only they called it “junior high” back in the day). I had no end game. I simply fashioned tales out of whatever was on my mind at the time. … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Proofing

Agh! I may have mentioned before that I really do like the writing process. I love sitting at my keyboard and letting my mind meander into the lives of others (makes me sound like a peeping Tom, doesn’t it?). Getting … Continue reading

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