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Why yes, I’m still here

So, I didn’t blog last week. It was, um, because of the malware attack. No, wait, I meant the constant stream of news out of Washington. No, here’s the truth: It was the one-armed man. Heavy sigh. Okay, it was none of those. I just got overwhelmed. I’m in Week Two of my Do That […]

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Tracking Throughlines in Your Novel

My life has been wonderfully routine (which is a good thing–no drama, except on the page) lately, and so in lieu of a Five on Friday, I’m giving you a longer post about an aspect of novel writing. Today, I’m talking about throughlines. Google the word and your head might explode.  Throughline is a word much […]

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Writing: Exhausting or Energizing?

A while ago, one of my wonderful clients mentioned that after a good writing session, she felt exhausted. Boy, could I identify with that, because I often have the same experience.  After a particularly intense stint at the computer, I sometimes feel like doing nothing more than crawling away and collapsing in a quivering heap. […]

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Thanksgiving Gratitude and Giveaway

On this Thanksgiving day, I’m grateful for so much, including, but not limited to: My family and the fact most of them live close to me. (Hello, amazing, brilliant, beautiful and perfect grandchildren!) The rain that is falling outside my window. The sun that peeks through the clouds every so often. My cozy house. (Hello, […]

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