Tag Archives: writing

The DREAM BIG Blog Hop

Here’s the pitch, courtesy of Cody Martin: “Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, you talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn’t with your editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction!

My writing-self felt a little creaky and stiff this week, so I entered Indies Unlimited‘s weekly flash fiction contest. A new prompt goes up every Saturday, and it’s a great chance to play around with the 250-word challenge and bust … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Want to Read a Novel about Cancer?

When I write the first draft of a novel, I normally don’t think much about marketing. I tell the story that falls into my head, the one that has the most energy and won’t leave me alone until I finish … Continue reading

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Never Look Back?

One of my heroes, Satchel Paige, is credited as having said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” When I ran competitively, coaches warned me that every peek over my shoulder was a waste of energy that could … Continue reading

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When You Have Editorial Differences

This post on Behler Blog today is so spot-on that I wanted to share it with you. Although the example is based on releasing your manuscript to a publisher and working with the publisher’s editor(s), this applies to self-published authors … Continue reading

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So Long, 2012, and Thanks for All the Fish…

Loss, love, joy, grief, rebirth, pain, triumph: it’s been a rich and melancholic salad of a year for me. That canard of ancient wisdom, “Be careful what you wish for,” is definitely not one to toy with. For a while … Continue reading

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Tell Everyone!

I’m excited to share the news with you…my third novel, Don’t Tell Anyone, has just been released! When pneumonia lands Estelle Trager unconscious in the emergency room, it ruins everything for the stubborn 65-year-old woman. She’d been keeping a secret—a … Continue reading

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Week 11: The Next Big Thing

I need to shake things up a bit. Do something different. Get out of my blog rut. So I’m breaking a few of my own rules. ‘Cause that’s how I roll. So Jacqueline Hopkins-Walton comes along asking for volunteers to … Continue reading

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Super Italicize Me!

Authors have been pondering this question since Og figured out he could write dirty limericks on the cave walls with a charred stick: Why didn’t I just become a doctor like my mother wanted? Well…that, and how the heck are … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Nicole Storey: Making a Difference for Kids with Autism

(Today, author Nicole Storey visits to talk about a cause very dear to her and her family’s hearts. I hope you will consider making a purchase to help support this very worthy organization. Besides, Nicole’s stories are delightfully magical. See … Continue reading

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