On Writing

The 4-Weekend Novel

By Posted in - On Writing on August 1st, 2019 0 Comments

Theoretically, it’s possible to write either before or after working your day job. In reality, I find it incredibly hard to switch between the two different mind sets within the same day if I’m rough …

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Getting Serious about Writing

By Posted in - On Writing on July 22nd, 2011 29 Comments

I’ve been a bad girl. I’ve allowed myself to get distracted by a thousand different things, become a virtual social butterfly, and forgotten what’s really important to me—writing my book.

Something needs to be done.

My problem …

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Sitting is Killing Me!

By Posted in - On Writing on July 9th, 2011 17 Comments

Since I took up writing a few years ago I’ve spent more time sitting each day than I’ve ever done in my life. I’ve always been a skinny bean, but lately, yes, I’m packing about …

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The Value of a Running Mate

By Posted in - On Writing on June 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Writing a book is like running a marathon, one that never seems to end. In fact, it’s more like a decathlon since you need to develop so many diverse talents in order …

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Do You Keep an Idea Bank?

By Posted in - On Writing on May 12th, 2011 9 Comments

I received an interesting question from a writing friend on Facebook today which I wanted to share with you because I’m sure we’re not the only two writers to have struggled with this:

“Lia, my novel …

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The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild

By Posted in - On Writing on February 6th, 2011 0 Comments

(originally published on Steamed!)

Steampunks are an affable lot. They don’t lurk in dark corners, bemoaning their fate in the world. They get out and party. They’re outgoing, rollicking networkers—gregarious, eccentric and fabulously dressed.

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