Tag Archives: writing craft

Naked Editor Self-Editing Tips N’ Tricks: The Voice In My Head

By Tiffany Lawson Inman There are SO many books out there telling writers what they need in the first few pages of a book.  Well, of course they are.  The first few pages, scratch that, the first paragraph – the … Continue reading

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Final Prep For The Big Dirty Brawl!

Tonight is the deadline for the Dirty Fighting contest! All entries must be in my inbox by the time I get up tomorrow morning to be considered. If you missed the details of the contest, please click here. To things … Continue reading

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Ding! Ding! More Cowbell Rings for Round 2 of Dirty Fighting…

Welcome to Techie Tuesday at More Cowbell. This is the day where we cover some piece of wicked cool technology or dive into some technical aspect of writing. Last week in Round 1, we started talking Dirty…Fighting that is. We … Continue reading

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Using Dirty Fighting To Escalate Tension In Your Story

Welcome to Techie Tuesday at More Cowbell. This is the day of the week when we cover some piece of wicked cool technology or dive into some technical aspect of writing. Yesterday we discussed Dirty Fighting Techniques and you learned that, not so … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Monday – Make Your Bookshelf Work for You

What do you do when you need help with your writing? I don’t mean when you can’t find the right word or phrase…my critique partner, Sharla Rae, did an excellent job of solving that issue in her post over at … Continue reading

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P.T. For Your Writing

Techie Tuesdays are always fun here at More Cowbell. They can be about Technology, such as my post a few weeks back about LinkedIn’s Answers feature, or they can be about the technical aspects of writing like last Tuesday’s post … 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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