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Writer to Writer Reminders

Great writing tips from two very talented writers. Funny, smart, and incredibly useful, just the kind of help that keeps you writing even when it seems too damned hard. Buy it—you'll like it!"

—Shelley Singer, author of Blackjack and the Jake Samson and Barrett Lake mystery series, writing teacher and manuscript consultant.

Writer to Writer Reminders

Tickles, Tips and Tricks for Writers

By Jaqueline Girdner and Lynne Murray

Copyright 2004-07 Jaqueline Girdner and Lynne Murray

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We are Jaqueline Girdner and Lynne Murray, two authors who met in a writer’s critique group, and have gone on to become friends. We have had a combined total of twenty-four novels published—seventeen for Jaki and seven for Lynne. Our writing methods are so different that it’s a constant reminder of how many ways there are to get words down on paper and tell a story.

We got the idea of calling ourselves the Tickle Sisters because one of us uses a tickle file, and both of us have discovered tips and tricks through the years to keep us writing. What is a tickle file? It’s simply a calendar with reminders on it to tickle the memory about appointments, plans and deadlines.

What is a tip, and what’s a trick? A tip is a bit of advice that we are sharing because it has proved useful. But a trick indicates hidden knowledge—a shortcut that may be invisible until it is pointed out.

So here are 52 plus one tickles, tips and tricks that we hope will be helpful to you in your writing journey!

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