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Motivation for Prodding Your Muse #3

by SSRA Blog Contributor

This is the third in a series of motivational blogs provided by SSRA member Barbara Cairns. Each blog is an excerpt from “The Writer’s Devotional” and provides inspirational messages for us as writers. Please enjoy!

Motivation for Prodding Your Muse # 2

by SSRA Blog Contributor

This is the second in a series of motivational blogs provided by SSRA member Barbara Cairns. Each blog is an excerpt from “The Writer’s Devotional” and provides inspirational messages for us as writers. Please enjoy!

Motivation for Prodding Your Muse #1

by SSRA Blog Contributor

This is the first in a series of motivational blogs provided by SSRA member Barbara Cairns. Each blog is an excerpt from “The Writer’s Devotional” and provides inspirational messages for us as writers. Please enjoy!

Five Ways to Become a Successful Author

by Loretta C. Rogers

As part of SSRA’s Five Year Anniversary, National/International Bestselling Author Loretta Rogers, provides some history on the creation of SSRA, and also shares five great ideas that might just help us all become successful authors. Thank you, Loretta!

Carol Megge Discusses “Finding Character”

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Carol Megge provides us an interesting perspective into what Samuel Johnson has taught her about writing. Based on ideas presented by Mr. Johnson, Carol has discovered our own fictional heroes, heroines and villains have weaknesses and flaws they must conquer, or at least realize, in order to change. In romances these changes ensure an HEA ending. This blog promises to stir your own thoughts about conquering weaknesses.

The Writers Inner Toolbox

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Michael Ditchfield asks the question, are you happy with what you’ve accomplished so far as a writer? If not, Michael shares some inspirational words to help push us all to the next level, and reminds us… we are all winners!

Dialogue and Action Tags

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Today, Michael Ditchfield gives us his perspective on the use of dialogue tags. Join us as Michael discusses how not to overuse those two pesky words, “said” and “asked”.

Boogie Writes: ISBN Grateful

by Jennifer Taylor

In this month’s Boogie Writes, Jennifer Taylor expresses her appreciation for the support provided by each and every member of SSRA, and the generosity of the many published authors within the chapter who are always willing to share their vast knowledge of the craft and the publishing world.