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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

Fresh Friday Cover Face-Off

Friday Face-Off at shadowsinmind.net

Welcome to the Friday Face-Off, a weekly event of bloggers pitting several book covers for one title to present a favorite. This is my first time participating. I'm fascinated by book cover designs. The best covers are art, yet unlike art in a gallery, the designs are meant to be judged for their appeal at… Continue reading Fresh Friday Cover Face-Off

Glimmer: Motivation

A runner in a grand hall © Jason Goodger

"Motivation" It is a race With no one else I hate my pace I’m too slow I must go FASTER I push, my mind It realizes I can’t be kind My body Will comply “Yes, master” There is the line I see my goal I’m almost there Can’t quit now Shoulders low GO FASTER This… Continue reading Glimmer: Motivation