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Am I Right For This Story?

I was fooling around on Facebook this morning and saw a post by an author friend of mine. She asked the question, and I’m not quoting, so I may take it a little out of context, “Ever have the feeling … Continue reading

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Start Small But Set a Goal

I was just texting with a friend of mine that I haven’t spoken to in a while. She’s had this story rolling around in her head for a long time, yet hasn’t written a word. We all allow everyday life … Continue reading

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Patience Is A Writer’s Best Friend

I’ve just come off of a writing jag, and finished a four book series. Whew. I’ve neglected my blog, so I wanted to take some time this morning to reflect on my writing journey. I’m often asked by other writers and … Continue reading

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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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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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Words To Cut From Your Manuscript

Here is some great information I found on Diana Urban’s blog. When you’re revising any piece of writing — a novel, a news article, a blog post, marketing copy, etc. — there are certain words you should delete to make the … Continue reading

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