Monthly Archives: January 2016

Writing Tip – Avoid Flat Stanley

In case you don’t know who Flat Stanley is, he was a project my daughter had to complete in elementary school. She mailed a paper cut out character named Stanley to my sister in Maryland. The poor woman had to take … Continue reading

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More on Showing Vs. Telling -“Felt” A Word to Avoid

As I’ve gone through the editing process with Secrets of a Wolf, I can assure you that a GOOD editor is more valuable than any precious gem. Worth more than twice their weight in gold! Always be willing to improve … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Organizing Your Novel

Many readers have asked me how I get started on writing a novel, so I thought I would share my process with you. Each author has their own method on what works for them, so there is no right or wrong … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch – Fran Orenstein – Writing for Children Part Two

Last week Fran joined me on the porch for the first part of her education post about writing for children. She’s back today and we are chatting this out before it starts raining. So sit back and enjoy your sweet … Continue reading

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New Release – Secrets of a Wolf

Normally I stick to writing tips, but today I wanted to share my newest release with you. While I’m working on my Civil War Historical Fiction Novel, I’m writing and releasing a series of short novellas in The Guardians of … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch – Author Fran Orenstein – Tips for Writing Children’s Books

Happy New Year Everyone. It already looks like 2016 is going to be a great year. Today on the porch, I have award winning author Fran Orenstein, and she’s got some great information to share with us on writing for … Continue reading

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