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April 3, 2013
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Kristen is fabulous – follow her.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Professional authors make our job look easy. That is the mark of a good storyteller. The work flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless. Many of us decided to become writers because we grew up loving books. Because good storytellers are masters of what they do, we can easily fall into a misguided notion that “writing is easy.” Granted there are a rare few exceptions, but most of us will go through three stages in this career.

Neophyte

This is when we are brand new. We’ve never read a craft book and the words flow. We never run out of words to put on a page because we are like a kid banging away on a piano having fun and making up “music.” We aren’t held back or hindered by any structure or rules and we have amazing energy and passion.

But then we go to our first critique and…

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Frustration…Call An Expert…

April 3, 2013
mandyevebarnett


Invoke – definition: 1) to call on for aid or protection 2) to call forth by magic : conjure; 3) to appeal to as an authority or for support

I have to tell you I was invoking more than just a polite plea for assistance yesterday. My blog post would not format correctly and I edited it over a dozen times! Very frustrating, when the stupid thing would not line up as I wanted. The enter key on my keyboard went through a beating I can tell you. I would adjust it, save it and then view post only to find the picture inserts and text were bunched up together – again and again. A few choice words were uttered…you know those ‘magic’ words that help with things are going wrong. Well now that’s off my chest back to sanity.

Return (red/left circle) and Enter (green/righ...

Return (red/left circle) and Enter (green/right circle) buttons on a keyboard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am sharing a post from Kristen Lamb, who is not only a great writer but generous to a fault with her expertise.

Enjoy.

http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/three-phases-of-becoming-a-master-author/

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