Writing from the Anti-Hero’s POV

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Who's insecure? You're insecure! The good news is that today is March's Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) day. What IWSG does on the first Wednesday of each month is prompt writers to blog about writing-related fears, doubts, and successes. Participants are then encouraged to support each other in comments.* Today’s Question: Whose perspective do you… Continue reading Writing from the Anti-Hero’s POV

Happy #Caturday, Tarzan and Victor, Kings of Mystery and Memory

What follows is all true. The Mystery Cat Tarzan's fur grew thick and long. He smelled wild. He had unusually wild traits: Short legs. A stocky tail. Opposable thumbs. A habit of dunking food in water before eating it. The ability to strategize and lead a group of domestic cats. We believe he was raised… Continue reading Happy #Caturday, Tarzan and Victor, Kings of Mystery and Memory

Creative Outlets: Take 2

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I shared yesterday what my creative outlets have been through recent years. Lee Lowry's post on A Taste for Murder reminded me of another outlet on my better health days: graphic design. I put together several of the design elements across my website, including headers and the donation badge in the site footer. However, my… Continue reading Creative Outlets: Take 2

ISWG Creative Outlets

The Insecure Writer's Support Group badge

I've been feeling insecure as a writer this evening, which is convenient. Today is this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group day! Typically, I remember a day too late to participate. What IWSG does is prompts writers to talk about their writing-related fears and doubts on their blogs. Participants are then encouraged to support each other… Continue reading ISWG Creative Outlets

How to Stop Worrying About the Query Letter

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I've watched peers worry over query letters for so long that the fact I have yet to send any to agents or editors for a completed manuscript feels strange. Perhaps I'm lucky. I have written query letters for the fun of it and to query editors about the marketability of incomplete manuscripts. (Turns out my… Continue reading How to Stop Worrying About the Query Letter