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Lisa Rivero motivation, writing 14 Comments

This post is for a good friend and writing buddy who first introduced me to the incredible writing blog of Alexandra Sokoloff. I recently bought Sokoloff’s Kindle edition of Screenwriting Tricks For Authors (and Screenwriters!), which I highly recommend. Although most of the information in the book is available on her blog, having it all in one place and for …

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Dan Pink’s Two Questions That Can Change Your Writing

Lisa Rivero motivation, writing tips 6 Comments

I’m currently re-reading Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind for a class I am teaching, and it has reminded me of this short inspirational video based on his book Drive: [vimeo=8480171] Note: The embed code has been glitchy, so if you can’t see the video above, click here. This morning I realized that Pink’s two question can be reworded slightly …

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Writers’ Spring Fever

Lisa Rivero authors, children's fiction, motivation 10 Comments

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective This post is for a writer friend who has been feeling “empty” recently. …

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Kelsey Ketch on Finishing Your Novel: I Write Whenever I Can

Lisa Rivero authors, historical fiction, motivation, writing 11 Comments

I am honored today to feature an interview with Kelsey Ketch, whose historical young adult novel Death’s Island is represented by Bree Ogden of Martin Literary Management. Kelsey is as generous as she is talented, and I know that her commitment to a writing life will inspire others to finish—or start—whatever work of passion is knocking at your heart’s door.