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Friday Writing Inspiration: Stephen King

It’s Friday, and I’m hard at work on kicking off new ideas and getting ready to promote the hell out of old ones 😀 It’s a good problem to have: Over the next 2-3 years, I’ll have 4 books coming out. It’s an absolute dream, and I am so thankful every day to get to… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Stephen King

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Writing Fast, Writing Lots. Plus, Win The After Girls and Get the Ebook for $1.99!

I’m approaching about 60,000 words on my current WIP, and let’s just say that the writing is not necessarily Tolstoy-esque. I’m willing to bet it’s in pretty rough shape, actually. It is in need of several good edits and rewrites, and lot of it needs to be just plain deleted or at least reigned in.… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Writing Fast, Writing Lots. Plus, Win The After Girls and Get the Ebook for $1.99!

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Writing Advice from Tom Clancy

I usually save my writing inspiration posts for Fridays, but in honor of the legendary Tom Clancy, who passed away last night, I wanted to share this wonderful quote of his. It’s hard to sum up the writing process any better. RIP, Tom Clancy. You were truly prolific. Thanks to Business Insider for sharing the… Continue reading Writing Advice from Tom Clancy

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Sylvia Plath and Overcoming Self-Doubt

Like all writers (and all humans), I have a tendency to get down on myself sometimes. And with a published book, sometimes it can be pretty easy. Is it selling as much as X, X or X? Why did so-and-so get a positive review from such-and-such and I didn’t? Why is review #23 on Goodreads… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Sylvia Plath and Overcoming Self-Doubt

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing

  Happy Friday! Today, I’m enamored by this quote by poet and novelist, Robert Graves. It reminds us that money can never be the end-goal of writing, but that that’s okay. Sometimes, I think it’s almost easier to say you’re not in it for the money before you get published, because even if it’s a… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Anthony Trollope Writing Quote

One of my favorite authors, and now, one of my favorite quotes. I’m not sure why Anthony Trollope never gets taught in school. He’s a British serial novelist who is, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant. His stories are so captivating and enjoyable, yet still very well-written, like a high-class old-time soap opera. But of course,… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Anthony Trollope Writing Quote

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Writing Inspiration! Giveaway! Happy Friday!

It’s Friday, so I’ll start off by sharing a quote that’s of particular interest to me, by Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This quote is especially cool today, as I told my awesome agent that I would send over the first act (semi-polished and free of glaring errors) of my… Continue reading Writing Inspiration! Giveaway! Happy Friday!

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Jack London Writing Quote

That’s definitely me this weekend, hiking around the frightening wilderness of my mind, club in hand and desperately trying to turn my novel idea into a full novel (coming up on the 1/3 done point!). Now that I’ve dramatically discussed my writing process, hope you can glean some inspiration from this awesome quote! Happy Friday… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Jack London Writing Quote