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Cutting the Fat

So, my novel manuscript, the one I’m almost done rewriting, originally came in at over 107,000 words. I know.       Waaaaaay too long. “But part of it is recipes,” I told myself. Right. Like maybe 500 words. Under orders from my agent, I’m in the process of cutting it to under 100K. (I’m […]

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Dog Days of Summer and Rewriting

I’m back. It didn’t seem like much of a hiatus, at least from this end. And I’m still not finished with the rewrite. But I’m making excellent progress and feel very good about it.  (And, so you don’t think I’m all fakey optimistic, let me just remind you that I sat out most of July […]

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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: January 16, 2016

First of all, can you believe it is the middle of January already? Geesh, time flies.  I guess being out of town the first week of the month made it fly all the faster.  By the way, my wise meditation teacher has a theory on why we think that time goes faster as we age: […]

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Book Review: Step Out of Your Story

Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life by Kim Schneiderman Once again, the wonderful folks at New World Library have offered me a book to review.  And once again, I'm making slow progress through it because I keep stopping to ponder and do the exercises. I found the receipt […]

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