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Sherryl Clark
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I'm a writing coach, focusing on mentoring and critiques. I write children's and YA fiction, poetry and adult mysteries. I also teach creative writing.
I'm a writing coach, focusing on mentoring and critiques. I write children's and YA fiction, poetry and adult mysteries. I also teach creative writing.

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Deadline = motivation + discipline
I can’t say I love
deadlines. There’s a famous quote about loving the sound of deadlines as they
fly past! But if they do nothing else, deadlines draw a line in the sand, one
that your conscious and unconscious brains recognize. By this date, or else . Or
e...

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Latest bush notes post.

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Writing appointments
Right now, I'm sitting in the silent study room at my public library. No phones allowed (unless on silent), no music, just those of us in here at our desks, writing and studying. I've been here for three and a half hours and it feels like half an hour. Next...

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What happens when we acknowledge we start with failure?

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Writing from failure
To paraphrase a famous
quote (I think about light bulb invention), “Every failure teaches you a little
more about what doesn’t work, and gets you a little closer to discovering what
does.” In other words, you probably have to fail a few times to work out wh...

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On the plus side - widlflowers. On the minus - weed invasion.

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First post for 2017. Coming up with a one-line premise for your novel can be very useful.

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Wrestling with the one-line premise
Since one of my goals
for this year is to write more blog posts more regularly, here is the first
one! (Yes, I’m one of those tedious people who do goal setting every year but
I’ll write about that another time). If you have read any
books on screenwriting,...

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Celebration of "One Minute Before Bedtime"
This is one of the poems that didn't make it into the book - but it was then accepted by Ford Street Publishing for "Rich and Rare". Lovely that it found a home! Story World Here in
my shadowed room one
light spreads a cloak across
my bed. Outside,
the wind...
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