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November 2011 - Connie Mann

Back to Basics: The Writer’s Manifesto

While everyone I know is running full-tilt into the craziness and insane pace of the holiday season, I find myself doing the opposite. One small step at a time, I’ve quietly eased back from the noise and pull of the lights and started tiptoeing in the opposite...

Make a Child’s Dream Come True

One of my passions—and the purpose of my blog—is to encourage fellow dream-chasers to reach their goals and take next steps on the journey. But for today, I’m going to turn the tables and ask you to join me in making a dream come true for a needy child somewhere in...

Write YOUR life story

I firmly believe every life is a story – and those stories should be told. Have you ever thought about writing YOUR life story—or part of it—for family, friends, and future generations? Is that thought intimidating? Overwhelming? Maybe you’re not a writer. That’s...

Plot vs. Character – Which Comes First?

When you start a new story, which comes first: plot or character? Every writer I’ve ever meet seems to fall into one of these two categories. Their mind inevitably turns first to one or the other. I am without question a plot-first writer. It has happened—more than...