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Broken Things: Four-minute Fiction

Four minutes this week for JD Mader’s Friday Freewrite. Here are two of the pieces I posted. Four seems like a luxury after all those two-minute timed freewrites, but when you sink into something, it doesn’t feel that long at … Continue reading

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Genre Bender

I hate genres. No, put down the torches and pitchforks; I don’t mean genre fiction. Genre fiction is fabulous. But fitting into one of those slots? I’m having a harder time there. It’s been a problem ever since I finished … Continue reading

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A Sort-of Poem

I’m not a poet. Don’t worry; I won’t do this to you that often. Just a few Saturday-night thoughts on a Sunday. —— Walt Disney’s Legacy Prince Charming isn’t coming. He got lost trying to find the bus schedule and … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for New Story!

I’m really excited about this. My husband designed a nifty cover for my upcoming short novella, The Picture of Cool. What’s it about? I’ll have a synopsis up in the next few days, I hope. I can tell you now … Continue reading

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Sliding Past Vertical Entered in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!

Hi, folks! I just entered Sliding Past Vertical into the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest, and blatantly stealing paying homage to a brilliant idea by author Charles Ray, I’d love to share a preview of my entry here. I’m … Continue reading

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The problem is…

…I don’t know how to not write. I go into a kind of fugue state when I finish the first draft of a manuscript. Intellectually, I know I’m done for now. I’ve reached the end of the story, and I … Continue reading

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Writing Characters Outside the Box

I hate stereotypes. I get why they exist; human brains like order. They process a lot of information, so they want to sort things into boxes and get on with the day. But we—individual people—are not tick boxes on a … Continue reading

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