Well I’ve started reading Make a Scene and it is amazingly helpful.  I am learning all kinds of things that I didn’t know before.  For example there are four lines between scenes in a book.  And I learned a concise definition for “Show don’t tell” that I actually understand.  (it’s on page 9) The best
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There is nothing worse as a writer than to have lots of ideas.  You’d think it would be a blessing to beable to come up with ideas on whim.  You’d be wrong.  Ideas are nothing without the discipline, structure and skill.  Until those ideas are on paper; fleshed out and finished, they are nothing.  The book
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It is already been almost a week since the conference ended and I’ve already gone back to my “lazy” ways.  This weekend I’ll be starting the research for my article due in January.  I want to have the ruff draft done by the middle of November so that I have plenty of time to edit
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Well the Conference is starting to wind down…or rather I am.  I’m pooped!  It’s hard work thinking.  But with the end also comes the sadness.  I’m going to miss the stress and excitement of seeing where my writing is going.  And I’ve learned so many new things that I don’t want it all to end. 
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Well my lack of sleep paid off.  One of the queries I sent out in the wee hours of the morning landed me an assignment.  This is by far the best Muse Online Conference I have attended.  The past two years I haven’t anything to compete with my total dedication to the conference and I
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Let me count the ways: No entry fee. No leaving home. No traffic. No booking a hotel room. Great presenters. I can ask questions at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. or anytime in between. I can go in my pajamas. I don’t have to take time off of work. I can still eat out. I
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It is only Tuesday and I am so pumped!  The Muse Conference has got my lazy brain in high gear.  If it wasn’t for the fact I have a “real job” I’d probably get little to no sleep just so I could use ALL of the great information I’ve been getting.  So far I have
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Why can’t it be Monday?  I don’t want to wait any longer.  I am ready.  Okay, so no I’m not.  I have read most of the handouts, but what little homework I’ve gotten done in advance is in a notebook…somewhere.  (note to self: quit loosing things)  So instead of catching up on all the tv
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The conference doesn’t start until Monday, but I already feel the overload from reading handouts and deciding which of my 20+ workshops are absolute necessaries and which ones can be blown off if I find myself overwhelmed.  (this is very highly likely, but I want to learn everything) I will start posting new and interesting
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