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Deborah Raney  // Posts tagged as "Deborah Raney"

When I grow up, I want to be . . .

When I grow up, I want to be . . .

From the time I carried a book out to the front porch swing and escaped into my own world, I pictured myself providing that same pleasure for some other girl somewhere. Stories buzzed around in my head, impatient to be written down. Back then, my writing influences were more about the story than the author. […]

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Read what you write- Write what you read

Read what you write- Write what you read

Ask any writer about their hobbies, and reading will be front and center. When trying to change our Writing from a hobby to a business, what can we learn from the books we read? One piece of advice I have had no trouble following is to read books in the genre I wanted to write […]

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03 Mar Posted by in Writing Tips | 8 comments

To Plot or Not to Plot

To Plot or Not to Plot

A common argument among beginning writers is whether to write your story from the “seat of your pants” or to plan the story before you begin to write it. The “Pantsers” maintain that their story will develop best if it sort of writes itself. They say their creativity will be stifled if they do too […]

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