# Am Writing: The Papa Turtle™ Series

0955tg1400895995I may take a cue from the vivacious Vivi Dumas and go write in the wild this Memorial weekend while back on the Island. I should take a notebook and index cards (I love the ones with the rings in neon colors from Staples) like the vibrant Diana Layne but I’ll be at the beach and don’t want to get my papers wet. Really, Diana, I’ll take notes on my phone with my writing app. O.o

Hmmm…perhaps I will just take the weekend off since after this weekend I will be turning my phone off, locking myself in my writing grotto and resume pounding away on the keys to finish the final drafts for books 1-3 in The Papa Turtle™ Series. Me thinks a little reading, relaxing and movie watching is on the agenda…After all, a gal’s gotta recharge her batteries every once in an aqua sandy beach moon! ;P
Happy writing!

Always,
~DM

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It’s friggin’ tough to be a writer!

I am a wriiter quote Diane Morasco
“It’s friggin’ tough to be a writer. Yeah, you are born with an intrinsic gift but you learn to be a superlative writer. I’m talking about those scribes who take you on a roller coaster adventure with their intoxicating prose, riotous laughter, the ladies and gents who give you orgasmic pleasure with every sentence you take in, the suspense aficionados that take your breath away and leave you writhing for more. Ellery Adams aka Jennifer Stanley, Allison Brennan, Parris Afton Bonds, Ellen Byerrum, Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, Mary Jane Clark, Phillip R. Craig, Saranna DeWylde, Vivi Dumas, Joya Fields, Sara Humphreys, Miranda James/Dean James, Adam Kunz, Liz/Lizbeth Lipperman, G.A. McKevett, Tim Myers, Lynda Renham, Lisa Scottoline, Erica Spindler, Wendy Corsi Staub and Gayle Trent/Amanda Lee, Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey are such phenomenal storytellers. They bust their biscuits and nuggets to tell compelling tales that seem effortlessly plotted and they do it because they love what they do…or they are just bananas. They set the bar every single time. I am in awe of their gifts. They are absolutely extraordinary scribes. When folks think their writing profession is not working out, it’s not working out because it’s so friggin’ strenuous and these writers prove it can be done .” —Diane Morasco

Phenomenal Storyteller Vivi Dumas Talks Writer’s Block

Vivian-Brick-Wall-close-upDiane Morasco: Vivi, let’s talk about writer’s block. How do you deal with it? What are your tips and tricks?

Vivi Dumas: Ugggh! I’m really bad at managing writer’s block. Usually, I try different things until something clicks. Here are some things that have worked for me in the past:

• Put the piece away and work on something else
• Write a different scene
• Change POV’s – maybe I’m looking at it through the wrong eyes
• Take a break – a lot of times my writer’s block is because there are too many other things going on. It might be better to just get the other stuff off your plate to clear your mind.
• Keep writing. You can’t fix a blank page but if you keep writing you might have something you can mold into something better.

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