Who I am and Why I'm Here

That’s as it relates to blogging, not necessarily anything else. I started blogging several years ago when I first set up my web site because a WordPress blogging platform came with the web site. I didn’t know what blogging actually was. I loved writing. I loved essay-ing. Mostly I wrote…

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Turn Off Your Internal Critic and Write!

Sometimes you don’t know what you need until it appears in front of you. Such is the case with a creativity coach. In the fall of 2013, an offer came across a writer’s loop for free sessions from Denise Agnew. She had to work with a certain number of clients…

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100 Words to Engage Your Reader

“You have a hundred words to engage your reader,” the workshop speaker tells us at a recent writers’ conference. She also said, “If it doesn’t matter cut it.” I took another look at my current wip (working title ANIMAL). The first section below is what I had written. The second is…

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New Year's Goals

I hate the idea of New Year’s Resolutions  They’re so…resolute!  It’s all or nothing.  If I don’t completely achieve them I’ve completely failed. But I like the idea of goals.  I can work toward them and even if I don’t make it all the way, I probably accomplished something.  I don’t…

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Barbara Meyers Author Newsletter – April 2014

You might wonder why my newsletters are so infrequent. It’s because I don’t have any writing news to report. No new books being released. No contracts signed. Right now all I do is write and rewrite. A couple of my fans keep asking when the next book in the Grinding…

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