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#NaNoWriMo winner!

Yes, I am a NaNoWriMo winner! I wrote 51, 246 words in November (National Novel Writing Month). Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. There were days when I really didn’t want to write, but I needed to do this. The

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Posted in New stuff

What’s on my bookshelf from my grandfather?

I apologize to those of you who follow my blog for not posting as regularly last month. I took a break from posting because, two weeks ago, my grandfather passed away. He would have been 79 on November 29. It’s

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Posted in On My Bookshelf

Cover art for sequel to “Into Fire”

In honor of #WriterWednesday, or #WW, I am excited to show you all a sneak peak at the new cover for the sequel to my first novel. Over Water is the second novel in my planned trilogy about Leora, the

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Posted in My Favorite Things

Rules for writing anything

“The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” – Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays Ok, so I know grammar isn’t the most popular topic in the world. I don’t think it ever has been, in fact.

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Posted in Grammar

Self-publishing equals lazy?

Recently I read a story on The Guardian about the reaction to Sue Grafton‘s accusation that self-publishing equals laziness. Well, actually, she said: ” ‘…that’s as good as admitting you’re too lazy to do the hard work.’ The self-published books

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Story of my not noticing details

I was sitting in a Golden Corral restaurant, holding the table while my mom and brother were up getting food. I hadn’t been sitting for more than a couple minutes when a lady walked up to me with our drinks,

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Posted in Intrigues, Writing tips

Writing when you’re uninspired

I saw a tweet the other day that said, “Best writing advice ever: only write when you’re inspired.” I stared at it for a second, shook my head and got back to work. I’m just going to say it: if

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Posted in Intrigues

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