Category Archives: Writing

About the act of writing and associated techniques

Marie Meets the Publishing Industry: Do I really wanna be a writer?

This post is for fiction writers. But it’s also for fiction readers, because what happens in the publishing industry affects the availability, price, and quality of fiction. In a recent post, I explained how I began my writing journey 18 … Continue reading

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I wanna be a great writer

People are not born knowing how to write fiction. That seems obvious, but given the awe that’s sometimes bestowed on published authors, you’d think they possessed supernatural powers not available to regular mortals. That may be true in some cases, … Continue reading

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I wanna be Ivan Coyote

To become a published novelist, there are certain things you should do. One of those things is to attend writers’ conferences and workshops. Oh, I’m sure there are plenty of examples of published authors who didn’t attend some sort of … Continue reading

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I Wanna be a Blogger

I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a weekly column in a newspaper. Interesting and amusing ideas float into my head all the time. I like the challenge of fitting ideas together coherently. (Maybe this isn’t as challenging … Continue reading

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