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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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Why Every Writer Should Do Nanowrimo

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this Sunday November 1st?   Why yes, yes it is, Charlotte. Thank you.  So you know what that means: Drumroll, please…. It's time for Nanowrimo! What's that you say? You just crawled out from your writing cave and you haven't heard of Nanowrimo?  Well, let me clue you in. […]

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When the Time is Right

I was talking to my friend Janet yesterday, and I told her my story about acquiring my agent.  "Wow, when the time is right, things happen fast," she said. Yes, they do. And, when the time is right, things happen a bit differently.  I do NOT recommend this, but I ignored lots of the advice I routinely […]

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