How to Cope with Ups’ and Downs’ of Publisher Reviews as Writers

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I told you years ago I submitted the first chapter of my novel 'Meet Duff' for a review and received three stars out of five rating. I was ecstatic! I thought that was pretty darned good considering it was my first one. Then, the reviewer (publisher) suggested I should put 'more action' in it. I …

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When do you know you actually are a ‘real’ writer, author and/or poet?

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I don't know if it will ever dawn on us we are whether we are either genuine writers, authors and/or poets. Maybe, it will, maybe not. I don't know about you, but it is finally sinking in after decades and decades that I must have somehow become a real writer. I write about all kinds …

The day I listened to a publisher’s advice…

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I learned a valuable lesson in writing. It was to believe in my own style. I submitted a chapter of one of my books for evaluation and initially got a 3 out of 5 star rating. I thought that was pretty darned good for my first book. But, I got what I thought was 'constructive …

How to Write a Book

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Wondering how to write a book? How it happens for me is, subtle messages pop out from nowhere while watching scientific documentaries on YouTube, throwing a tennis ball to my beloved dog Bubba, exercising in my dusty garage, to a fluttering cooing Dove flapping down on my cracked block wall in the backyard (Remember, I told you about the Doves?) …