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Techie Tuesday: The Business of Character Engagement

Tuesdays are devoted to the nitty-gritty here at More Cowbell. It might be the down-and-dirty technical details of getting 25 lines per page in your manuscript. Perhaps it will be writing-focused like the Deep Editing Analysis from Margie Lawson last … Continue reading

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Exercise Your “What-if” Muscle

At my May writer’s meeting, we were lucky to have Leanne Banks. She is such a dynamic speaker and, though I’ve heard her present several times, she somehow always manages to focus on an area where I’m having trouble. (I … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Mash-up #7 – Kick Creativity In The A$$

After a Saturday of inspiration and brainstorming techniques from a successful writer, I asked a musician friend of mine the following question:

“You’ve made an album a year for TWENTY years now. What is the creative process that allows you to do that?”

He smiled at me, a really benevolent cozy smile that made me feel better about bringing work to his Saturday night of fun. And then he said, “I don’t really know.”

My response: WHAT? That’s it? Come on! I thought this music business was different than being a writer. That’s what all my writer pals would say. Continue reading

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