Author Archives: Jo Meador

About Jo Meador

Writer Novelist Teacher Musician Coach

Full day of Writing along…

Thanks for joining us on Veteran’s Day for a fabulous writing workshop. Reported by students are several stories on the way and reawakening the writing muse. Look here for future adventures in writing in 2018. Have a happy and idea-provoking … Continue reading

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EDITING: The Critical Stages of Honing Your Draft

In our earliest phases of writing, we are prone to think that “editing” is nothing more than proofreading our draft for correct spelling, good punctuation and usage, and completeness of thought or idea. In fact, this first cut at editing, … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Help

Originally posted on Trimbathcreative's Blog (Tom Trimbath):
“It only took me a couple of minutes.” It would’ve taken me about half a day. Dropping my bicycle off at Bayview Bicycles was an excellent example of the value of expertise.…

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Story Cloaked In Genre

In the beginning of your writing effort, you may be tempted to immediately wrap your work into a particular form, or genre. You’ve always wanted to write a novel, or a stage play or a long poem. However, your most … Continue reading

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Weaving A Story

Gathering all your threads of written pieces into one place gives you a collection of possibilities. In that pile of writings, a story lies dormant, in bits and pieces collected from the books, photos, clippings, journal entries and letters saved … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done…

When you first approach the task of writing down your mother’s recipe for apple pie, you write down the ingredients. Easy enough. But the ingredients don’t really tell the story of how her acclaimed dessert rose above its humble beginnings … Continue reading

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