Monthly Archives: November 2016

As Part of My Childhood Burns

I stayed up until four in the morning last night, my eyes glued to my computer screen as I watched a beloved part of my childhood go up in flames. Part The Great Smokey Mountains National Park burned and burned. … Continue reading

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Writing- Three Ways Life Gets in Your Way

Writing- Three Ways Life Gets in Your Way Across the world, most artists are fighting to make space in their busy lives for their art. Certainly there are artists who make a living with their art alone, but the vast … Continue reading

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Top Five Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves

Top Five Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves Writers are interesting beasts. As Robert A, Heinlein said: “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” It is the nature of our … Continue reading

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What is “Voice” in Writing?

Recently, on a writing forum, a writer who was just starting out asked what “voice” was, and how could they get some. This question wasn’t about giving your characters unique voices, that’s a whole other kettle of colored horses. He … Continue reading

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When Your Main Character is a Dick

It happens to all of us at some point. Your intent is to write a well rounded main character, kind but strong perhaps, yet when the beta readers get hold of your MS it’s a different story. “I didn’t care … Continue reading

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Bad Romance Writing Advice

There are a bazillion articles about how to write–and how not to write–a romance novel. Romance sells. Annually, it is a billion dollar industry. According to the Romance Writers of America, 32% of trade paperbacks sold are romance novels, and … Continue reading

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Kindle Scout Campaign! What the hell was I thinking?

I recently found out about Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. For some reason I thought it was a great idea. I have a romance/ action/adventure novel that I wasn’t certain what to do with, and KS looked like a great thing … Continue reading

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