Tuesday’s Trail Notes

Mile 5: When to Write

There are as many schools of thought regarding when the best time to write is as there are writers, or hours in the day. It would be easy to make this the shortest entry of all the Trail Notes… Write when it’s right for you! And in many ways, that is the best advice I

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Mile 4: Goals

Ok, I get it. The most obvious goal is write your book, have it published by a major New York publisher (after receiving a huge advance, negotiated by your prestigious, world-renowned agent), and watch it race up the New York Times best-seller list while the awards and reviews roll in. However, it’s possible, just possible,

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Mile 3: Short Story, Novella or Novel?

As I write this series of blogs, I am making three assumptions about the you, the reader. Granted, assumptions are often dangerous, so please forgive me if I’m off. First, you’re interested in writing and the process in and around writing. Second, you want to write fiction. While writing nonfiction (which many of you have

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Mile 2: Why Write?

A question I am frequently asked, especially by friends and family, but increasingly by others who do write, is… “Why do you write?’ It’s a fair question and one I’m going to suggest you ask yourself, or allow me to ask it of you. If the answer is as simple as “because I enjoy writing”

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Mile 1: Why Me?

I’ve decided to write a series of blog posts about writing Westerns, specifically from the perspective of a new writer. This is the first one. If I were you, and I was considering reading this series, I’d be asking the following question… Why him? It’s a very fair question, so I asked myself… Why me?

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