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Countdown to Book Launch…My Timeline and Other Thoughts…

Finishing a book is a huge deal, and this post in no way is meant to dissuade anyone from writing one. As a matter of fact, I believe everyone has a story to tell and should do so, if for no other reason to allow others to get to know a side of you that… Continue reading Countdown to Book Launch…My Timeline and Other Thoughts…

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Getting the most out of working with a Critique Partner

Writing is an arduous journey, and it isn't over when your story is complete, unless you are writing in a diary without the intent of anyone ever seeing it. In which case, this article isn't for you. But if you are like me, and the hundreds of thousands of other authors out there, writing with… Continue reading Getting the most out of working with a Critique Partner

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Never-say-neverisms by William Safire

Loved this quote I came across in Goodreads and thought I would pass it along for those of us who struggle with sentence structure. Enjoy! “Not long ago, I advertised for perverse rules of grammar, along the lines of "Remember to never split an infinitive" and "The passive voice should never be used." The notion of… Continue reading Never-say-neverisms by William Safire

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Rewrites…a necessary evil

Rewrites are a necessary, albeit evil part of the editing process, with the red slashes of ink on the manuscript looking like something from the movie Jaws. However, without them, the story only reflects the water's surface. Perhaps it goes as far as snorkeling, but the tale generally doesn't get to the deep diving level that it… Continue reading Rewrites…a necessary evil