Category Archives: Finding Your Writing Voice

A Talk with Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices

When I first began gathering material for my book, I scribbled down a list of words that came in a spontaneous writing. All of these speak of wild woman to me. Continue reading

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Wild Voice — Writing with Authentic Expression

Every writer has a beautiful, authentic, wild voice. This is where we start early on, using our imagination and our natural wildness to express the stories our creative minds conjure. Continue reading

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Writing Books That Transform Lives Interactive Online Writing Workshop

The Writing Books That Transform Lives interactive eCourse with Alissa Lukara begins Monday, March 5. And to receive the early registration offer, you need to sign up by Thursday, March 1. This online writing workshop supports you to jumpstart your … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Jumpstart Your Writing

Writing Books that Transform Lives interactive ecourses begin Feb. 6 or 13. Gain clarity. Build your confidence. Unleash your deepest potential. Stay inspired. Continue reading

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Re-writing Can Be Fun: Robert Dugoni and C.C. Humphreys on Writing Second Drafts — and more . . . by Alissa Lukara

Most writers, especially new ones, resist rewriting. Some live with the misconception that if they were truly competent writers, they could somehow write it right the “first time.” For others, rewriting feels like “work,” rather than inspired creative expression.

However, anyone who’s written a book – or avoided rewriting long enough – knows revision, writing multiple drafts of a book, is not only essential if you want to get published, but also deepens and enhances that book. Robert Dugoni, NYT best-selling thriller and mystery novelist, and C.C. (Chris Humphrey, best-selling historical fiction novelist, took this core writing belief to the next level during a presentation at the 2011 Willamette Writers Conference. This is what they had to say about rewriting: Continue reading

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Have Enough Writing Talent to Write a Book? Yes . . .

Do you ever wonder if you have enough writing talent to write a book? Don’t worry. It’s a wiser you that takes over when you write. That you has all the creativity and smarts you need. When writers tell me … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Access Your Authentic, Fearless Writing

Here is a You Tube of me reading one of the most fearless pieces of writing I ever did –Journey with the Wild Woman When fearless, authentic writing arrives as the offering of the inspired muse, it is a gift … Continue reading

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My Healing and Writing Journey. See It on You Tube . . .

I celebrated a major anniversary last week. Thirteen years ago on June 14, I said yes to writing my memoir, Riding Grace, about finding healing, wholeness and grace on a journey to heal 12 years of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) … Continue reading

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Reading out loud changed my life. It can change yours. Here’s how . . .Part II

Reading my own writing out loud in a group setting changed my life – and can change yours, too. The venue was a workshop on creative expression I took many years ago in New York City. I first read a … Continue reading

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Write it. Read it out loud. Discover this.

Writer Emile Zola wrote, “I came to live out loud.” Written words have a special power for you when you, too, read your writing out loud – for yourself in the quiet of an empty room or for others in … Continue reading

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