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Is it Chilly in here or is that just a Draft?

It’s a spectacular feeling to get through an entire story idea.Beginning, middle, and end, BOOM! written down.I have many partial first drafts.Many. It’s very drafty in here. Brrrr. (a little writer’s humor that might be funnier if I didn’t live … Continue reading

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I woke up this morning with a great idea for a new novel…

Just kidding. IT’S REAL LIFE! As a fiction author who has dabbled with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes, I am both fascinated and freaked out. Which is fascinating in its own way. You just can’t do this kind of research from … Continue reading

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The value of X

We’re in the final stages of The Writer’s Alphabet… and I’m x-static to introduce the letter X. X-ing out is an important (and sometimes painful) part of the editing process. No matter how poetic the verse, exceptional the passage, or … Continue reading

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to me! For those of you who have the day off work (teachers and mail carriers, mostly), YOU’RE WELCOME! I encourage you to eat cake today. I’ll be eating cake, and even though we’re far apart, it will … Continue reading

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Yours Truly

The month of June got away from me and I was ill-prepared for (forgot about) my June Literary Mary Chats interview.  So guess what? It’s ME! I’m last month’s guest. 🙂 Mary Lamphere, co-founder of In Print Professional Writers’ Organization, … Continue reading

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A Literary Loss

Kindle Worlds, a publication platform where authors could choose a licensed World, write their own story in that world with the author’s permission (and encouragement), then publish with Amazon to be available through Kindle for purchase and download, will be … Continue reading

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Reviews

Word of mouth is best, but since I’m only up to the letter R in The Writer’s Alphabet, today we’re going to focus on REVIEWS. I just released my latest novel, A Stranger’s Child, and the feedback I have received … Continue reading

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Want, Need, Wear, Read

Ah, Christmastime… That wonderful season of joy, smiles, and giving. Giving?! You know it. It’s not about the carols and cookies, the cyber sales and Santa, the Hallmark movies and holiday mania. It’s not about the things you want to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriteMore

It’s almost November! Can you feel the excitement carried on the brisk winds? The anticipation filling the air like so many golden leaves? The thrill of shorter days and longer hours tackling a wordy adventure while power-caffeinating? November brings National … Continue reading

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The Letter K

Next up in The Writer’s Alphabet is the letter K. K could be for Kindle Worlds, where K could also be for Kinder Garden, my first novella in the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries World, but it could not be for Baker’s … Continue reading

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