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OK, so I’m once again taking the plunge into Twitter

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011:

OK, so I’m once again taking the plunge into the world of Twitter. For any of you interested in following me, I’m now @gswriterguy on the service. I wanted to go with just “Gary Speer,” but another Gary Speer was already on Twitter. I linked in my profile to this website, and I’m scrambling around for a good piece of code to let you find and easily follow me from this location. I have limited Twitter experience and more than a bit of hesitancy about it all. A few years ago I had an account, and got caught up in […] Read More >

Four tips to warm-up those ‘writing muscles’ in your head and fingers

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011:

Here are four ideas to help you get those creative juices, and those good old nimble fingers, started as you approach your daily writing routine. (I wrote a brief article about writing warm-ups some months ago. This is an elaboration of some of the stuff I said in that earlier article.) You can have some fun with your writing and stimulate those “creative juices” for the day by doing some useful “warm-ups” to get the words flowing. These ideas should work for you whether you keyboard your manuscripts or do pen-and-paper writing in a notebook. (Remember, too, that some very […] Read More >

Old advice, but still good advice: To be a writer, you must write

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010:

I realize the title of this article is completely simplistic. It’s the sort of “Zen like” simplicity, I think, that we all must face every day of our lives if we are writers. It’s really exciting, to me personally, to do research on a topic I want to write about. Perhaps it’s the latent historian in me, but I really enjoy researching and reading about all sorts of subjects and all sorts of historical settings. I’m especially fond of Word War II history. No, maybe I’m more fond of life in the Old West. No, probably 16th Century England. On […] Read More >

What are you reading, writing as summer winds down?

Sunday, August 16th, 2009:

We’re in the late summer doldrums here in Springfield, Missouri. Those are the days around here when the heat is still hanging on, the humidity is generally at the uncomfortable level, fish aren’t too actively jumping in the lakes (sort of worn out, I guess), the pond filters and pool filters are starting to clog, and I’m generally impatient for the cool breezes of fall. It’s that time of year when I ask: So, what are you reading or writing as summer winds to an end? I ask because today I’ve actually taken some time to get a bit of […] Read More >