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Otherwhere: Almost Summer

It has come to my attention that next weekend is Memorial Day. Could somebody please tell me how that happened? And, though summer doesn’t officially start until after the solstice, we all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of long, lazy days, right? Well, if someone could show me a universe in which […]

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Otherwhere: May 9th

I have a veritable cornucopia of links for you today, so let’s dive right in. Here goes: Writing Finish that novel already! (I know, it’s not that easy.) Writing historical fiction For the love of it Write great YA fiction How to become a ghostwriter Writing setting (a topic dear to my heart since I […]

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Otherwhere: Good Stuff

I’ve been collecting goodies for you, a lot of which came in the last couple of days.  Also, please note my non-link related question at the end. Here goes: Writing Analyze your novel as if it were a dream. I could not live without the TK. On beating not-writing. How to organize your day. It […]

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Otherwhere: Oh Glorious Sunny Days

Yeah, the title has nothing to do with the content of this post, but everything to do with how I’m feeling.  It is a perfect spring day in Oregon and here are some of the great links I’ve read this past week, or maybe a little longer. Writing Your hero embodies the theme. Fiction triggers-where […]

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Otherwhere: March 7

No snappy titles today, but I’ve got lots of great writing links for you. So let’s get right to it. Are you trying to ride the news cycle with your current novel? Might not be the best idea. I gotta admit, sometimes I wonder about this: is writing fiction a worthy endeavor? What is your […]

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Otherwhere: It’s Leap Day!

Happy leap day! Are you leaping about, as I’ve seen so many people doing on Instagram? (We humans are nothing if not predictable.) Or perhaps you are still recovering from the looooong Academy Awards show last night? I’m actually doing neither.  Instead I’m sitting by the TV set, which is tuned to Doc McStuffins, with […]

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Otherwhere: Phew!

What a great weekend.  Debbie and I did our publishing workshop with a terrific group of writers and on Sunday I met with my cousin and his wife to discuss fun projects.  And today, Monday, I’ve heard from my agent that the rewrite I submitted last week is off to the editor and long-lost students […]

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Otherwhere: President’s Day Edition

I had the most glorious Valentine’s Day yesterday because I mostly did nothing except read all day. (I got deeply engrossed in Heft, by Liz Moore, which I HIGHLY recommend. Just finished it this morning.  A beautiful, touching book.) I didn’t worry about work (the rewrite is finished, but I need to read it over […]

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