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I heard my seven-year-old grandson moaning on the mat below the climbing peg-board. I went to see if he needed help, but …

November 8, 2017

I know about new writer pitfalls first hand. When my first book was written in 2009, the publishing industry was going through …

August 25, 2017

Elaine Marie Cooper On the way to meet a friend for coffee the other day, my eye caught a site both beautiful …

February 7, 2017

Elaine Marie Cooper As I dropped off several of my novels at the bookstore before Christmas, I noticed a man that I …

December 23, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper With six simple words, a writer friend completely changed my perspective: “You have had a great year.” A great …

November 7, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper We’ve been doing quite a bit of painting at our house lately. A lot of painting. Our goal is …

October 7, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper I don’t think there is a writer among us who does not ask this question at least once: Will …

September 8, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because …

August 18, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper It was early summer and the New England Asters were lush with leaves. But a knowledgeable gardener gave instructions …

July 23, 2016

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV As I sit here with …

June 22, 2016

By Elaine Marie Cooper Life can throw curveballs at you. You’re certain one moment what will take place tomorrow. Then the unexpected …

May 10, 2016

It’s Spring once again and time to consider attending a writers conference. Of course you have many reasons not to go: Family …

April 21, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper If you have not read Part 1 of this two-part series on getting reviews, click here to read it. …

March 3, 2016

by Elaine Marie Cooper Many authors, both new and the more experienced, get discouraged when hunting for knowledgeable readers to do advance …

February 17, 2016

Kindness is such a simple word, yet all too often it seems vacant from our speech. Perhaps it’s the plethora of reality …

January 5, 2016

I am writing this blog on the eve of Thanksgiving. Thinking about this holiday causes me to consider the fact that we …

December 21, 2015

There it is again—another interruption. If it’s not the screaming baby needing to be fed, it’s the dog demanding another outdoor visit. …

November 6, 2015

There it was—the flat tire we dreaded finding. After discovering it flat twice that week, the expected deflation was not a total …

November 1, 2015

Do you ever feel like “just a writer?” “Just” a wannabe author? “Just” a wordsmith who spends hours inventing characters and hoping …

September 24, 2015

Discouragement happens to everyone at one time or another. When it visits creative writers, we sometimes begin to doubt. We can even …

August 13, 2015

I slogged through composing an article, retyping the same sentence six or seven times. The sentence was too short, too wordy, too …

July 21, 2015

Writers who listen are writers who learn. If we’re so busy pitching our ideas and promoting our writing agenda, we’ll turn into …

July 14, 2015
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