Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Writer - Are you being taken seriously?

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,
I was at my music class today, which I used to attend on a regular basis and still love, but I have now cut-back on attendance because I actually want to finish my current book and need more hours to myself to make it happen.

Yeah right!  You can sense when you mention to your colleagues "I want more time to write" you actually are not being taken seriously.  The reason is not your friend or friends being nasty.   It is simply because "almost everyone wants to write"!  When a friend wants to m...
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Post A Day to subscribers? Too much in my Opinion!

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Sunday, May 27, 2012,
I love following authors - existing, present and future!  Wonderful advice is out there.

However, everyone needs their relaxation time, working time, time to carry out their daily lives.  I personally feel when I choose to follow an author, who has nonetheless amazing advice to give, there is a happy medium in the number of posts which they should give.  I also feel when they do, in fact, proffer their wisdom it will be so much more meaningful if it were to be given regularly, timeously but pl...
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What I am currently reading, about to read, or have just read

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, May 17, 2012,
In order to be a successful writer, one also has to be an avid reader and have many interests throughout one's life.

The following are books I am currently reading, about to read, or have just read.

The Boy Who Fell to Earth by Kathy Lette
Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
Warm Hugs for Writers by Larry Brooks
Falling Uphill by Kelly Sweetwood
No Kidding by Wendy Tokunaga
The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund
Bull Street
by David T. Lender
Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Heali...
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After National Novel Writing Month ....

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, May 15, 2012,
The NaNoWriMo experience is really wonderful, and one I entered into in November 2011, several months after participating in a writing course through Stanford University Continuing Studies, expertly tutored by Wendy Tokunaga, entitled "So So Not Chic Lit".  The reason I chose that particular Stanford course was that I already was writing a book in the Romance Genre, and was very interested to introduce into that story, the advice offered by "So So Not Chic Lit".

I made the decision during NaNo...
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About Me

Janet Gallagher I live in South Africa. As well as writing, I have always adored reading but have a horrible habit of having quite a number pending, so have lots of books to read always. Just as important as food! My Twitter address is on the Home Page of this site.


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