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Happy Turkey Day Everybody!

Well it’s that time of the year again when people everywhere gather around, eat themselves senseless and complain about how badly their football team is playing. As a writer, this day kind of frustrates me because I always get up wanting to write and my daughter begs me to watch the Macy’s Day Parade…the parade wins every year.

Take some time today to be thankful for your writing folks…some days, as we all know, those words don’t always come easy. Also be grateful for the folks who support your crazy writing fetish….they are the most patient people in the world.

Happy Thanksgiving…eat lots of food! (Oh and give thanks to those big birds too….it could be the other way around you know….see photo to your left…)

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Posted by on November 22, 2022 in Uncategorized, Writing


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A Whole Month to Be Thankful

It’s November and we all have a lot to be thankful for. Personally, it’s been a tough year but, things are coming around as they always do. Here in the Pacific Northwest they are expecting it to be a harsher winter than normal so all of us PNW writers are hunkering down to do some serious word slaying on all those cold winter nights. There are a few things, words of wisdom, if you will, that I wanted to pass on to all you writer folks out there when it comes to winter writing.

  • Make sure that you don’t lose touch over the cold winter months. It seems silly to say that with the internet and all but I have learned that just because you are on Facebook every day, it doesn’t mean you are communicating.
  • Don’t forget that editing is just as important as the actual writing. I know, I know, editing sucks but if you don’t edit, folks will know and that is not a good thing.
  • Read and read a lot. Reading is the one thing that writers lose almost immediately when they are working hard at getting their own words down on paper. Don’t lose the reading…the reading is what helps make your own writing come alive.
  • Help someone else this month. Take a baby writer under your wing and nurture them. It is hard to start out and we all know that. Take some time this month and reach out to a young writer (and by young I mean both in age and in book sense) and help them along the path. It will make you feel good.
  • Build your information collective. Winter months are the perfect time to cruise through the internet looking for great resources. Compile resources that will help you be a better writer and then share those resources with your friends and fellow writers.

These are the few things you can do during the month of November to help you develop even more things to be thankful for. Enjoy those cold winter days and nights while putting them to good use. The sunlight and warm weather will be back soon enough to distract you once more.


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