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I Almost Quit Nanowrimo

Last week was rough for me. I was distracted by the election news and I didn’t get a lot done.  My daily habit is to rise early, get coffee and spend a few minutes checking on what happened over night before getting to the page. This early morning writing is when I wrack up the […]

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Books I Read In May

I can't figure out what's going on.  I know I read a ton last month, but I can't seem to bring any of the titles into my mind.  (As soon as I press publish on this post they will flood into my brain.)  So here's a quick list of the books I remember: The Nightingale […]

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Books I Read in April (And Part of May)

Herewith, my semi-regular list of books I've been reading.  Why? Because I love and adore reading posts what others have been reading (so write more of them, y'all).  And I figure you might get a few ideas from my list.   Here goes: Fiction Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther. (See bonus author video […]

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Books I’ve Been Reading

I started this series of posts at the end of January with a blog post titled, Books I Read in January. And I fully intended to do one post a month. But then my life blew up, I got an agent, and I needed to turn my attention to rewriting my book.  So my blog […]

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Building Your Fictional World

Recently, I was the judge in fiction-writing contest.  My job was to review the finalists in the novel first chapter portion of the contest, and select the top four winners.  It was fascinating because every entry had a good concept for a story. But. Every entry but one had viewpoint issues (a topic I'll address […]

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Point of View Tips and Tweaks

I spent yesterday afternoon reading a rewrite of a client's novel (at least the first part of it). He has struggled with point of view in the past, and I've nudged him mercilessly on it. So I was thrilled to see that he is mastering it! Reading his manuscript brought to mind some tips on […]

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