Monthly Archives: June 2011

Just write!

As many writers are, I’m also a voracious reader. I visit at least 3 libraries regularly (being properly thankful for networked library systems!) and allow myself occasional treats at bookstores as finances allow. Just the other day, I picked up … Continue reading

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Are you a writer?

For years, I identified myself as anything but a writer. Poet (and later, editor) was as close as I got to admitting writing could be an important part of what I did.  Why? I was a reluctant writer. A writer … Continue reading

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Jane Yolen on “story”

I was just pointed to this link: Jane Yolen is a brilliant storyteller whose novels I love. In this essay from 2000, she lists, with varying levels of detail, the aspects of story she finds important, organized around the … Continue reading

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What’s a writing coach?

The number one question I get about my change from freelance writer/editor to writing coach would be, what’s that? In fact, only when I decided to market myself as a writing coach did I realize that my editing style had … Continue reading

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Thoughts about “story”

Given that this blog is called “Starting Your Story,” we should perhaps consider what we mean by “story.” A story is a narrative. It has a beginning, middle and end. Or, to look at it another way, story consists of … Continue reading

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