Neil Gaiman – You Inspire Me

Some of my favorite quotes of all time were spoken by Neil Gaiman. It seems I can find a quote for almost anything I am going through. In regards to being a writer: “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a […]

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Grammar Ramble

Here I sit, wanting to write, but nothing coming to mind. I opened up my writing software and thought to myself, “I can totally do this. Let’s get just half an hour of writing in.” And then I just sat there blankly staring at the screen. So I decided to do what you are supposed […]

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The Best and Worst Writing Advice

Last night I happened to be perusing my “business” Twitter account (@JGarvAuthor) and I came across a hashtag discussion. This one was #10MinNovelists. Apparently, this is a discussion that happens every so often between writers, a weekly Twitter chat hosted by K Grubb or @10MinNovelist. This week, in particular, she was opening up the feed […]

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Want to hear the world’s most annoying noise?

I was listening to my favorite morning show the other morning, Dave Ryan in the Morning on KDWB. They have a segment called, “Group Therapy”. A listener will write in (I believe they write in) and explain an issue they are having. Anything from loud neighbors to annoying coworkers. This one in particular was very […]

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Finding Time To Write In Today’s Hectic World

One excuse I have found myself using time and time again is that I simply don’t have time to write. I keep telling myself that maybe I just need a writer’s retreat, a nice long week in a cabin in the woods, away from all distractions. But we’ve all seen how that movie ends right? […]

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Character Development Sucks

Yeah I said it…character development sucks. I guess I don’t truly believe that. In fact, I actually love character development. It’s one of those things that stays the same throughout all the different genres. Whether you are writing a sci-fi novel or historical fiction, you will need to have well thought out characters. These are […]

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