Some Updates on Some things

As I’ve been a little out of touch, I thought I’d share a few updates, and things that have been happening during quarantine of late, starting with… The Unnamed Boat The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement. On my birthday in mid-August, my husband surprised me by purchasing a boat. Our friends […]

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Podcast 19: Perseverance, Queries & Writing that First Draft

*** Thank you to some of my Instagram followers for offering suggestions of what to cover on today’s writing podcast on Steph’s Scribe! I am excited to tackle these subjects for you, and would love for our Writing Community to engage in dialogue about what works for them as we continue to learn from each […]

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Sundays Are for Stories

✨FROM MY PORCH OFFICE✨ This is what Sunday morning writing looks like here at the Verni house. As I’m now officially over 33,000 words of building this story—probably my most complicated story to create to date—I am feeling the hum of the characters, the movement of the story, the connection of my 5 characters, and […]

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Podcast 18: Blogging 101

*** I’ve been asked questions about blogging recently, and so this podcast is for those of you who are thinking of setting up a blog and includes all the basic preliminary questions that should be considered before making the commitment. You have to begin at the beginning…which is to say…why will you blog and what […]

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Podcast 17: The MFA Journey as a Writer (and a teacher of writing)

*** As I promised last week, Podcast 17 discusses the MFA from my perspective (and how it helped me in many ways). I know a lot of writers wonder if they should tackle one. In this podcast, I break down my journey to earning my MFA in my forties. I hope this is helpful, and […]

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What I’m Writing Now (or my current WIP)

* Currently, I’m not writing anything, but next week, I will begin to dive deeply into novel number five, picking up with Chapter 3 where I left off before coronavirus intensified the nature of my working life. The novel is still to be named, which I hate, actually. I typically have to have a working […]

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Podcast 15: Committing to Your Blog

* As authors, it’s important that we stay connected to our audiences. Blogging allows us to do just that. On a blog platform, we can connect with readers, showcase our work, and share other experiences that allow readers to get to know us. For all these reasons and more, it’s important to blog. Today’s podcast […]

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Meet Some of My Author Friends on #WritersWednesday

WELCOME TO WRITERS WEDNESDAY #writerswednesday One of the wonderful things about being on Instagram is connecting with other writers. During this time of being home and “flattening the curve” and trying to kick this coronavirus pandemic to the curb, I decided I wanted to do something positive with and for my fellow writers. As such, […]

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Dear Fellow Writers

Dear Fellow Writers, Here’s a list of the things we do as independent authors: -write our books -edit our books -publish our books -promote our books -attend book signings -attend book talks -visit book clubs -blog -enter writing contests -support other indie authors -build an author platform -curate social media posts -network with others -create […]

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Podcast 8: Music When You Write + The Hard Road of Being An Indie Author

Today, it’s a 2-for1. What music do you listen to when you are writing your stories? and Giving high-fives to all my fellow indie authors: it’s a tough road to traverse, and we’re talking about it on the podcast.   * Stephanie Verni is Professor of Communication at Stevenson University. She has authored five works […]

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Podcast 6 – Joining a Writers Group

I did something new, you guys. I joined a writers group (and got new glasses…but it’s the writing group I want to talk about). It’s a blissful thought to me: a bunch of people who love writing talking about writing. Truthfully, I’ve wanted to join a writers group for a while, and the time has […]

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Giving In To Creativity

* Sometimes you don’t just need to mentally clear your head, but you also need to clear out your workspace to foster your creativity. It’s like starting over again with a clean slate. I took time yesterday to do just that—and then wrote 1,000 words of a new thing that’s been brewing in my head. […]

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