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Creative writing tips and other information for writers

Odd Gifts

With the holidays pressing on me, I was knocked off my feet by a stomach virus that would not go away. Day after day I…
Bobbie Christmas
December 20, 2008

Waiting for Inspiration

I kept waiting for inspiration before writing this message, until it eventually occurred to me that I was going against my own advice to other…
Bobbie Christmas
December 13, 2008

What Do You Want?

"Start with the end in mind." -- Aristotle"If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else." --Yogi BerraI love motivational quotations, even…
Bobbie Christmas
November 19, 2008

Coping with Rejection

The agent that handled Write In Style, my award-winning book on creative writing, sent me a rejection e-mail last night for a proposal I sent…
Bobbie Christmas
November 5, 2008

The Power of a Deadline

When I speak at conferences and to writers groups I often mention the power of planning and setting deadlines, yet many people complain. They say…
Bobbie Christmas
September 30, 2008

Don’t Try; Do

Robert Frost said, “Talking is a hydrant in the yard, and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes all the…
Bobbie Christmas
September 30, 2008