Productive Procrastination for Writers

A slippery slope of knowledge and musings to tickle your fancy between writing sprints!

A Horrible Warning to Young(er) Writers by JEANETTE HUBBARD

by Jeanette Hubbard Jeanette Hubbard was brought up in Iowa to be a very good girl. Then she moved to Portland, Oregon, the city that prides itself on weird. She has utilized her degree in English from the University of Iowa in a variety of jobs, including driving a school bus, selling car...

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Author JOHN MAVIN On Writing + Life

Meet John... John Mavin has taught creative writing at Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, with New Shoots (through the Vancouver School Board), and at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He's a graduate of SFU's The Writer's...

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The Best Time to Write Your Fiction Book Blurb by GLENNA MAGEAU

Glenna Mageau an award-winning suspense/thriller author, who works with Indie/Self Published authors to create attention grabbing fiction book blurbs. Her first attempts at writing fiction book blurbs were dismal, time consuming and very stressful. Finally figuring out how to write interesting,...

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Author DENISE JADEN on Writing + Life

Meet Denise... Denise Jaden wrote the first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, in 21 days during NaNoWriMo, and she loves talking with writers about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas...

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The Power of Asking, "What if..." by WENDY DELANEY

by Wendy Delaney Seattle-based Wendy Delaney writes fun-filled cozy mysteries and is the award-winning author of the Working Stiffs Mystery series. A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America, she’s a Food Network addict and pastry chef...

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Celebrating with author MARY JANE MUIR since success has no expiration date

Author Mary Jane Muir shared her own story about the first time she saw her published book "in the wild" after reading our post, "Achieving every writer's dream... sort of..." We were so moved by her story that we wanted to celebrate it. The first time I saw my book on a book shelf was at a...

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Author M A CLARKE SCOTT on Writing + Life

Meet Mary Ann... M A Clarke Scott loves to write about young women on journeys abroad who discover themselves and fall in love while getting embroiled in someone else’s problems… and professional women struggling to balance the challenge and fulfillment of their career with their search for...

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​Writers write. It’s that simple. by CHARLENE GROOME

by Charlene Groome I am the author of the Warriors’ hockey romance series. I write about sexy heroes who play overtime with the women they love. I live on the West Coast of British Columbia with my husband and three children. I’m dependent on coffee, love playing ice hockey and enjoy the...

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Achieving every writer's dream... sort of... by DONNA BARKER

I'm making an assumption here, but I suspect that you, like every author, published and still-to-be-published, share this dream: to walk into a book store and see your title on the shelf. What a feeling that will be! There’s a validation the comes from knowing that a professional reader has...

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Author LAWRENCE VERIGEN on Writing

Meet Lawrence... Lawrence Verigin is the author of critically acclaimed and multiple award winning DARK SEED and SEED OF CONTROL. The third book in the trilogy, BEYOND CONTROL, is coming out this fall. His goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects. In his...

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