Category: writing

Focus on Writing in 2017

I made a careful decision to have a stronger focus on writing this year. As an author, one might think I write, therefore I have a focus on writing. But here’s the thing: when an author goes to events, the author isn’t writing

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Into the Mountains

There will be many words.

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All Aboard! 2015 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat

In less than 48 hours, it will be all aboard the Independence of the Seas for the 2015 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat for a Western Caribbean cruise! The summer, it isn’t over yet. I am about to embark

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Mobile Writing and Piper’s Travel Hijinx

As you might know from seeing my “Piper’s Travel Hijinx” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, I am on the move rather often. Mobility is key to my productivity. Or more specifically, mobile writing. I’m always exploring technology solutions to allow me to

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A Need for Writing Space

Last weekend I had the opportunity to explore a new friendship. It was delightful, fun, entertaining, and inspiring. It also got the gears turning in my head – pondering productivity. What I also realized, as I chatted to a wonderful

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Emerging from the Writer’s Cave

Whew! It’s been a while. I had some serious deadlines taking priority and unfortunately, other things got put on hold. But I’ve turned in my latest manuscript and plan to clear my head by working on the next #EMEPiper podcast

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Advise for the Over-eager Author

It’s exciting to be working on a new project, especially a contracted 3 book deal. I have a basic idea of when the series will be released and am in love with my characters, my plot, my new genre. But

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