1302, 2018

Writing in Increments

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This week’s blog is a guest post by literary dynamo, Ramona DeFelice Long about her writing routine.

It is 6:45 a.m. and I am sitting in my writing spot. My coffee is poured, and my daily biscotti indulgence is ready to be unwrapped. I have already checked my email, posted on Facebook, and revised my 10 things per day to-do list. A lot can be accomplished in the wee hours of the morning if you are a lark like me.

In a few minutes, I will open my laptop to my work in progress. I will write for one hour because that’s how much time I can devote to writing today. I am in the middle of an editing job and my website needs updating and I must prepare a new bio […]

708, 2017

Do writers need a Facebook Page?

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If your readers are on Facebook, you need to be on Facebook.

If you are new to writing or if you are an established writer trying to build a fan base, this is the perfect time to set up a Facebook page. You might be thinking you already have a personal profile. Isn’t that enough? I would argue that you need both.

Why you need a Facebook Page?

There are many advantages to having a Facebook Page in addition to a personal profile. The first and main distinction is separating your personal and writing life. Although your writing may intersect with your everyday existence, as you build your fan base, they may not want to hear about Aunt Sally’s knee replacement or your dog’s latest fascination with Game of Thrones.

But that’s not […]

2204, 2015

101 Reasons Why Writers Write

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Writing transforms our thoughts into stories, lessons, and exploration. It challenges us to find the best way to teach, transport, transform, solve problems, and raise awareness through words and stories. It gives us the definitive power to express our thoughts to readers and to ourselves. Ultimately, writing makes our random thoughts something concrete and valid.

I asked hundreds of writers why they write. Here are just some of their responses (as they wrote them):

      1. If I didn’t, my head would explode from too many ideas. (also, it was a great way to spend my math classes in high school).
      2. To silence the demons in my head