Category Archives: Novel

In every season (& on every other page), we turn.

So, recently on janefriedman.com, Jessi Rita Hoffman wrote a guest post about “stammer” verbs, specific words to avoid when writing fiction: …they halt the flow of a scene. Just as stammering halts speech, stammer verbs halt the flow of a written sentence. The … Continue reading

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This is how you write on retreat.

A few weeks ago, I slipped away to a vacation home overlooking Lake Michigan for a self-made writing retreat. Almost three full days with a writing friend on one side and a knitting friend on the other, the fridge packed with snacks, and … Continue reading

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When a Writer Goes on Respite

Last month, I cleared my plate of a blogging obligations in order to finish this current round of novel rewrites. In those thirty days, I found plenty of time to write. I spent much of that time reflecting. Some of it lost in aimless … Continue reading

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