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Take Off — 8 Steps to Gear Up Your Writing

Read MoreWant your writing to take off? It requires #1 priority, power, a push, a plan, partners, maintaining pace, paying out, and expect a payoff.

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GEARING YOUR WRITING TO TAKE OFF

Read MoreTake off? Why can’t I get my writing to take off? You want your writing to take off and go somewhere. But right now you’re going nowhere. You’re in a spin. You took off sometime back. You had your engines gunned. Perhaps you lost your way. Lost your motivation, interest, perseverance. You’re stalled. The book […]

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Never Stop Posting!

Read MoreStop Posting You Lose Your minions Your momentum Your motivation Your magic It takes about a year of posting to gain followers & less than a month to loss them Once you get going on anything you get momentum going and you don’t want to stop Outside influences like followers & comments energize your motivation […]

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C.S. Lewis Conference Last Call for Super Early Discount

Read MoreWriters don’t usually have a lot of dollars to spend on conferences. So why should you splurge on this workshop? Because, as I’ve written in my last few posts, the sessions given by our keynote, Cambridge professor, Malcolm Guite, is worth every British pound.

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C.S. Lewis Houston Conference a Rare Opportunity for Writers

Read More6 Days left for super early bird deadline for the C.S. Lewis Fall Conference, November 8-10, Houston, Texas. Speaker Devin Brown wrote that in Bilbo’s “confrontation and victory over Gollum beneath the Misty Mountains in The Hobbit, Bilbo could be said to face and defeat his own strong tendency to prefer isolation over community.” Does that describe you? Too much time at the computer? Not enough quality time with other writers? Way too few moments spent in community?

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Writing a Novel Means Creating a “Secondary World”

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

Read MoreHumphrey Carpenter wrote in his biography on Tolkien that the author drew his lecture to a close asserting that there is no higher function for man than the ‘sub creation’ of a Secondary World such as he was already making in The Lord of the Rings.

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