Posts Tagged "Jocelyn Green"

Why I Say No to Good Things by Jocelyn Green

Why I Say No to Good Things by Jocelyn Green

By on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently, I read something in my gardening book which you natural green thumbs have probably known for eons. I read that in the spring, one of my gardening chores should be to strip off the smallest peony buds, leaving only the largest one to grow on each stalk of the plant. That way, the plant will put all of its energy into one bloom per stalk. So, rather than...

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Writer’s Conference

Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Writer’s Conference

By on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Whenever writers/ aspiring authors ask me what they can be doing right now to achieve their goals, one of the things I tell them is to attend every writers conference they can afford (assuming the conference is high quality). Actually, attending writers conferences is also wonderful for published authors.   Last fall, I attended my favorite: Breathe Christian...

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Why Reading Fiction Counts as Research for the Writer

Why Reading Fiction Counts as Research for the Writer

By on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When I decided to write fiction, I bought a small library’s worth of books on various aspects of the craft: plot structure, characterization, dialogue, self-editing, etc. They have been extremely helpful. But there are some things that are better caught, than taught. That’s why I highly recommend reading good fiction whether you are an aspiring writer or a seasoned...

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Why I Say No to Good Things

Why I Say No to Good Things

By on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently, I read something in my gardening book which you natural green thumbs have probably known for eons. I read that in the spring, one of my gardening chores should be to strip off the smallest peony buds, leaving only the largest one to grow on each stalk of the plant. That way, the plant will put all of its energy into one bloom per stalk. So, rather than...

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Great News for Beginning Writers

Great News for Beginning Writers

By on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

If you’re a beginning writer, and have been discouraged by the stuff that’s been dribbling from your proverbial pen, allow me to share some really great news with you. If you can understand this now, and really internalize it, it will help you more than you can imagine. This will set you apart. Writing is hard. “Right,” you’re saying. “Enough with the preamble,...

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