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Putting your own words out into the world...

Started by Jill Elizabeth Arent Franclemont. Last reply by Norma Padro Mar 19. 14 Replies

Multiple Works in Progress

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WRITERS SEARCHING FOR STORIES TO WRITE

Started by Benjamin Alford. Last reply by Rebecca Graf Sep 22, 2013. 9 Replies

Negotiating a publishing deal...

Started by Christopher Stewart. Last reply by Christopher Stewart Aug 17, 2013. 8 Replies

Past Time

Started by Sue Theisen. Last reply by Andrea Phillips May 8, 2013. 7 Replies

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE?

Started by Sunny Frazier. Last reply by Robert L. Allen Sep 17, 2012. 24 Replies

Free Download Marketing Strategy

Started by W.J. O'Neil. Last reply by Catherine Green Sep 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Tribulation by Rockella Renee

Started by Rockella Renee. Last reply by Cleveland W. Gibson Aug 29, 2012. 18 Replies

Help! Dashes or Hyphens

Started by Robert L. Allen. Last reply by Robert L. Allen Aug 22, 2012. 5 Replies

WRITERS' TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Started by Sunny Frazier. Last reply by John Brantingham Aug 21, 2012. 1 Reply

What the Dickens Magazine

Started by Cleveland W. Gibson. Last reply by Cleveland W. Gibson Aug 12, 2012. 4 Replies

TOXXXIC

Started by Byron Lacey Jul 28, 2012. 0 Replies

My latest bit o' fiction - a short story about the meaning of a life

Started by Jill Elizabeth Arent Franclemont. Last reply by Jill Elizabeth Arent Franclemont Jul 14, 2012. 8 Replies

Absolute Betrayal - Chapter 3

Started by Andrea Phillips. Last reply by Andrea Phillips Jul 14, 2012. 3 Replies

A PASSIONATE DAD.....

Started by Author Robbie. Last reply by John Brantingham Jul 13, 2012. 2 Replies

OAK TREE PRESS DARK OAK CONTEST

Started by Sunny Frazier. Last reply by John Brantingham Jul 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Curse of the March Hare

Started by Cleveland W. Gibson Mar 30, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Anna L. Walls on March 7, 2012 at 7:55pm

When I went to look at a Mac for the first time, I wasn't going to get one if I couldn't have a Word program on it. I write too much to fight with something else, so I bought the program at the same time I got the computer.

Comment by Robert L. Allen on March 9, 2012 at 8:48am

Not to change the subject but do you guys ever get stuck in the story??? I've been working on the same thing far too long now and it seems to be getting farther away from what I want.

Comment by Catherine Green on March 9, 2012 at 5:00pm

I have got stuck into something and then begun to drift from where it began, yes. My remedy is usually to leave it for a day or two, sometimes even a week, before returning to the MS. I take long walks by the canal and call on my Muse to assist with the problem. That usually refreshes me and we can carry on. Hope this helps!

Comment by Anna L. Walls on March 9, 2012 at 5:02pm

Oh sure. You might want to shelve it for a while and take up another idea. Or just give it some time to simmer. I've done both. I've also, frequently gone back to the beginning and just read it through. There's always room for a tweak or two here and there. Who knows, you might find where you took a wrong turn. That's usually what has happened - you turned right somewhere and got lost when you should have turned left, in a writerly way of speaking.

Comment by Borislava Borissova on March 9, 2012 at 8:16pm

In the past I had a habit to put the text aside while the things cleared up in my mind and even I had started a new book. Now if I am not sure where the story leads me, I concentrate on promotions of my published books before going on with writing. I hope it helps.

Comment by Mandy Steinfeldt Crane on March 10, 2012 at 1:19am

So far that has not happened to me bu I dont have a set story line. I let the story led me in the direction it wants to go and so far Iv'e been lucky in that reguard. I have a very creative mind I can begin to write, stop in the middle of a paragraph go do something else for a while and come back to finish it my plot. I can see my scenes as I write them which helps. And the book I am working on now is in three book series even though I am still working on number 2. I can already see parts of how number 3 is going to go. If by some chance my mind is to overloaded to write I wont work on it until it is clear enough. usually music helps me. But i also listen to music while writing. I would suggest leaving it for a week or so and then go back and read it from the beginning. Good luck writing can be somewhat difficult!!

Comment by Robert L. Allen on March 11, 2012 at 12:37am

Thank you to all...I did work it out and it's great. More or less I've written the book and now I am filling in the spaces. It's at 30,000 words and I need another 50,000 to try and get it published. And yes, I did have to walk away from it for a day. I didn't want too, but it worked out...

Comment by Mandy Steinfeldt Crane on March 11, 2012 at 4:03am

Happy to know that you fixed it. Sometimes you must put things away in order to get a clearer view. You know the old saying sometimes you cant see the forest through the trees.. that applies to writing more then you know.. Good lUck!

Comment by Mandy Steinfeldt Crane on March 17, 2012 at 2:44am

Just wanted to do an update. Took my lapptop into Best Buys to the Geek squad and had them look at it. They didn't find anything out of the ordinary as to why my computer crashes. They thought maybe when I tried the trial of the new word that it might not have downloaded right and that could be the answer. I upgraded to the 2010 version of word and since then my computer runs normal no more trying more then once to get into my word. It opens on the first click!  As long as I can write my manuscripts I'm a happy camper.

Comment by Anna L. Walls on March 17, 2012 at 6:14am

Good news. Glad to hear things worked out so well. Happy writing

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