Category Archives: Habits in writing

The Word “That” Should be Killed with Fire (most of the time)

  That. Such a small word. It may be small, but it can cause an avalanche of trouble in your writing. In my opinion, it’s the sneakiest of all the unneeded words in writing. Check your latest manuscript with a … Continue reading

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Sometimes “Show Don’t Tell” is BS

My third book, Descending, has been out at some publishers. I got a rejection on one partial a while back, and it had a little feedback attached. I don’t often get feedback from anyone, so I was excited at first. … Continue reading

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Word Overuse and How You Find It

I finished the book. It’s had several rereads and rewrites to polish it up. Two lovely beta readers have had their eyes on it, beat it with a comma stick, and found some typos. The query is written and polished. … Continue reading

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Beginning the Book

Yesterday I wrote about some things that slow me down when it comes time end a story and what I do to avoid that slow down and finish the book.  Today I want to talk about a more prevailing problem, … Continue reading

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Finishing the Book Blues

A strange thing happens to me when I’m writing and I near the end of a story.  I tend to slow down, or stop all together for a time.  It happens in almost every novel length story that I write.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Patterns, they are all around us. In everything we see, in everything we do. From the glass and beams in a fancy building, to the petals of a flower, to the structure in abusive relationships that drives abusers to hurt, … Continue reading

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