April Goals: 2018

We are now in a new month, so that means, another set of goals I have set.  Last month I only completed 8 out of 12 goals.  Over half, but not as many as I’d like.

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Tell me about yourself

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I have been fortunate that so many lovely people have followed my blog, liked the articles and left comments.  Since I started writing this blog you may have come to know a little more about me.

So this week, I thought we’d do something a little different.  I would love to learn more about you.  Where you are from, why you love to write, what you hope for 2018….

Share something in the comments or if you are shy, you can always use the Contact Form to reach out.  You don’t need to have a wordpress account to leave comments, though please note all comments are moderated.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Let’s connect!

Ari

 

Not sure what to say in a comment?  How about answering this random question.  If you grew a tail, what type of tail would you want? (don’t I ask the real hard-hitting questions!)

To get the ball rolling, my answer would be scorpion tail.  Useful for people who sit in front of you at the movies and talk.  JAB!

GP: The creative process or my lunacy by Tavera Del Toro

This week’s guest poster is the lovely Tavera Del Toro, author of Revenge Chair.  Here Tavera discusses the creative process. Enjoy!

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by Tavera Del Toro

When I tell people I write novels, they often ask me where in the world do I get my ideas, which after a few general answers, I usually just say, “I don’t know, it just flashes into my head”. To be honest, that’s a half truth.

Like any art or endeavor, one can’t just perch down at your desk and inform your brain, “Okay, brain tell me a story!”

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GP: Interview with author Kim Chance

I am fortunate to have the wonderful Kim Chance, author of Keeper, back on this blog.  Check out her interview below.

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase through a link I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you or the author.  This helps to support my blog. 

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1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I feel kind of strange saying this, but no. Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I wrote some short stories and poetry as a kid, but most of my writing took the form of daily diaries and journals.

I still have a box full of them! Once digital journals became a thing (anyone remember LiveJournal?), I kept one all through high school and college. Writing has always played a key role in helping me process the world and my feelings about it.

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GP: Developing a Writer identity by Nicole Arnold

It’s guest post time again.  This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nicole Arnold who discusses developing a Writer identity.  Enjoy!

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by Nicole Arnold

If life is a puzzle and experiences are pieces in varying sizes that help us understand the big picture that is our lives, then this year, I found a corner piece.  The piece is the understanding that I am a writer.  A Writer.

This is the story of how it happened.

I often find it hard to see the moment when something complex originates (usually I end up back at birth), but in this case, I am sure the story begins with goal setting.

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ReBlog: How To Handle The Slow Burn Story

Since I had no guest poster set up for this week, I thought I would share someone else’s wisdom with a reblog instead! Check out this great article from BlondeWriteMore Blog.

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This is something I have experienced lately, writing the slow burn story.

These tales are unique because they take AGES to come out of you.

They are normally written in dribs and drabs which can be very frustrating for an impatient blonde writer, like myself.

A slow burn story is a form of creative torture as your naughty muse gives you a little titbit of the story (equating to a few pages) and that’s it for a few days, weeks or even months.

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