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Our Write Side Top 15 Writers Website Recommendations

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Our Write Side Top 15 Writers Website Recommendations

I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet. I was branding before I even knew what branding was. When the idea of this writing community popped up, one of the things we wanted to offer was a list of resources to help writers of all levels simply write better. There are a lot of…

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The Lazy Author’s Guide to Writing

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The Lazy Author’s Guide to Writing

“But I just want to write!” “Ugh. There aren’t enough hours in the day.” “Blah. The blank page.” And my favorite, “Oh man, I’m stuck. I don’t know where to go from here.” I hear it every day all day (yes, from my own lips!). Here’s how I do it… Just Write I can’t follow…

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Written: Great Openings

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Written: Great Openings

While I don’t??always write a great opening line, I do hear a lot of praise about most of them. I’m not entirely sure if my process will work for anyone else, but since great openings are key to book sales, I’m going to share it with you today. The Breakdown There are 3 key essentials…

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Written: Baiting the Hook

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Written: Baiting the Hook

I hear often that I’m a great scene setter. I have a way of pulling you into the story like it’s on a movie screen in your head. Though I come by this naturally, I still have to work to get it exactly right. Too much description and it’s a fail. Readers want to use…

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Written: The Marathon

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Written: The Marathon

My daughter has writing projects for her theater arts class. Today, I am sharing her most recent monologue with you. The Marathon Today is going to be the best day of my life. It???s always been my dream to be able to run a marathon. You don???t understand how many times I would sit in…

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Written: The Crooner

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Written: The Crooner

Her eyes search for the DJ in the smoke filled room. She needs to keep her eye on him between songs in case he calls her name. The music in the club vibrates throughout her body. She knows that even without her hearing aids on, she could still dance to the music. She knows that…

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Written: Amazing Grace

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Written: Amazing Grace

Crap. I have run in my stockings. Not only am I now mortified, crawling on my hands and knees from class to class, but I have to suffer a run in my hose too. I knew I should have played hooky today. ???Everyone is gathered here this morning for the auction of the Senior Class…

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Memoir: Momentum

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Memoir: Momentum

???Slow down, dammit! You???re going to wreck the car!??? I still didn???t know why I had let Ronnie drive. He didn???t even have a valid license. Now here I was, sitting beltless in the passenger seat, as he maneuvered his way down a road full of hairpin turns at breakneck speed. ???Relax. I know this…

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Memoir: Elvira

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Memoir: Elvira

She introduced herself as Elvira. If I closed my eyes tight enough, I could see her. A thin leather cord held the upper half of her black hair back. Her once white pinafore covered an ankle length blue checked dress. I expected black boots on her feet, but they were bare. She slipped in my…

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Six Years on Sunday

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Six Years on Sunday

Six years ago on Sunday, I wrote my very first word on my brand new, shiny blog. I called myself “The Drama Mama.” A friend helped me come up with a tagline, and I called the blog “The Scoop on Poop: because real life is full of poop.” I chose Blogger because well, it has…

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