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A Rebel with a Cause…

Image credit: pixabay.com I’ve always approached editing as a linear progression. Roll up my sleeves and start at page one, word one and sweep through the manuscript, cleaning up chapter by chapter as I go. And it works, for the … Continue reading

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Why I love, love, love….Wattpad!

  image credits: pixabay.com Most authors have a favorite social media site. For some, it’s blogging. For others it may be Facebook, Twitter, or even Pinterest. For me, it’s Wattpad. With the crazy my life has become, I’ve little time … Continue reading

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Passive/Active voice explained… finally!

 image credit: pixabay Today is my lucky day! Judy Post, a dear and wonderful writer-bud who is an awesome author of urban fantasy has answered my plea for help with passive/active voice. Please be sure to check out her links … 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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A snippet from Drift…

This is an excerpt from last year’s failed NaNo novel. But failure is relative, as I’ve continued to plot and love this ya story. And just to give you bearings, the “I” is True Spencer, a 17-year-old girl living on … Continue reading

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Character development in five oh-so-easy steps…

A compilation of my characters from three books, created by image credits: my uber talented daughter: McKenna Bahr. My first story came from a dream. I can still see her–a woman standing in a crowded amphitheater, anxiously watching a man climb … Continue reading

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a dozen tiny questions…

image credits: pixabay.com What do you listen to when you write? Classical? Rock? Jazz? Or do you need silence? Maybe the sounds of nature to coax the Muse out to play? Do you listen to it loud? Do you channel … Continue reading

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Five ways to fall in love with editing…

image credit: pixabay.com I love drafting a novel. I love the breathless feeling when I finally type “the end”. For a precious moment, I can sit back, satisfied my novel is complete. Characters exist, the plot is framed, the lump … 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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