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Kreativ Blogger Award

I have been remiss in not posting about the Kreativ Blogger Award I received from Debra Kristi earlier this year. I’ve been focused on my novel revisions and my family, and I’m finally rejoining the world. It so happens that Valerie Lawson recently … Continue reading

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Line of the Week

We had so much fun with our first line of the week post that I’ve decided to host another one. Look over what you’ve written in the past week, and then share a favorite sentence or paragraph here in the comments. … Continue reading

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Studying Point of View Through Revising Chapter 2

I’ve been playing around with the second chapter of my historical novel for a few months now. Yes, I said months. I’m working with the same old plot points, but I’m trying to tell the story in different ways. Ultimately … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge #13: Cut It Out

When a writer is lacking inspiration, looking at pictures can be key to adding color and texture to a fictional world. Many writers use images to help them get to know their characters or their setting. Lisa Rivero recently posted … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge #12: Happy Leap Day!

It has been a while since I’ve run a writing challenge, likely because I’ve been so immersed in my sprawling rewrite. I so thoroughly enjoyed the flash fiction exercise I participated in recently that I decided to offer a prompt as today’s challenge. … Continue reading

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Line of the Week

As novelists, we must create a big juicy story while still caretaking each sentence and each paragraph. Plot doesn’t sing without the right kind of language to convey it. Do you ever fall in love with a sentence that’s buried … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Flash Fiction

When is a potluck more than a potluck? When the participants bring flash fiction along with the food. I love writing parties. This past weekend I attended my first Intentional Ducati event, hosted by Joanna Rose and Stevan Allred of the Pinewood Table. Here’s … Continue reading

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A Corner of My Own

I’ve been thinking about the importance of writing space since running Emma Burcart’s guest post last week. While I don’t have a writing room of my own, we’re turning the basement workshop into a family office. The final major piece was … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Full Rainbow

I still remember the first time I saw a full rainbow, just like the ones in picture books. I was 15, and my family had traveled from New Jersey to Washington state to house hunt. I loved the place, its … Continue reading

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Check Out This Innovative Novel Website

It’s really hard to write query letters. And synopses, for that matter. Can you imagine putting together a website that effectively promotes your novel? Author and website designer Julia Stoops did just that for her book PARTS PER MILLION. The result is … Continue reading

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