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A Pitch War you shouldn’t miss and Sue’s new blog…

image credit: pixabay.com It’s been a busy summer, but I’m not complaining. The Hermit Thrush haven’t scooted south yet, the sun still warms my skin. Maybe I wish I had a little more time, but who doesn’t? I’ve been hard … Continue reading

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An open letter from a reader to an author…

image credit: pixabay.com Dear author, Books are words in motion. Stories vividly told take me to worlds unknown. They let me fall in love, make me hate, sweep my emotions to the highest heights or darkest places. I read to … Continue reading

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A Plot for Panster-Sue…

  image credits: pixabay.com If you’ve been around writing long enough, you know all about the labels of plotters and pansters. Some of you proudly embrace your title. Others refuse to be categorized as either. Some lucky ones have figured out … Continue reading

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a simple challenge from Sue…

 image credit: pixabay.com I’m back, refreshed from my computer/social media break. For six whole days, I relied on my cell phone only to check emails and read blog posts. For six days, I wasn’t glued to the one-eyed monster. I … Continue reading

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5 things to do before you edit that first draft…

 image credit: pixabay.com So, you’ve finally completed that first draft of  your novel. Congratulations! It’s an accomplishment, no matter how long it took to get there. Now that you’ve finished, you may be asking, What’s next? Is your heart thumping wildly … Continue reading

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Five reasons why a wordpress blog is not an author’s website

image credit: pixabay.com Ask a busy agent for a quick tip and you’ll probably hear- Get active on social media! Create an author’s website! Build a platform and start immediately- don’t wait to be published!  I follow authors on WordPress … Continue reading

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a dozen tiny questions…

  image credits: pixabay.com Are you free today? Are you bursting with creativity, eager to put pen to paper? Do you have words ready to burst forth and become a story, a scene, a character?   Or are you facing … Continue reading

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One Shots #1

“One Shots” are short stories or scenes based on one of my novels. Today’s featured shot is the opening scene from a WIP called “Redundant”, a prequel to my YA historical fantasy”Summoned”.  ************************************************   Chapter 1 March 1, 1501    … Continue reading

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Five things I wished I knew about blogging five years ago…

  image credit: pixabay.com I attended my first writer’s conference five years ago. Picture an eager, wanna-be author, sitting in a hot, crowded auditorium surrounded by hundreds of like-minded souls, all dutifully taking notes on all those necessary steps to … Continue reading

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A dozen tiny questions…

Where do you find inspiration? What touches you deep inside and moves you to action? Is it a poem, nature, music? How do you tackle that next dreaded round of edits, when all you want to do is sleep? Who … Continue reading

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