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Writing Tip # 8 – Showing versus Telling #amwriting

As a writer I often attend conferences where I hear the phrase, “Show not Tell”. Okay… What the heck does that mean? It means that in writing you want to have your reader be a part of the action, not … Continue reading

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Never Give UP! Getting Into The Local Library #amwriting

I’ve been working on a project for the last ten years and today it finally came to fruition! I’m proud to announce that all my books are now available in my local Hillsborough County Library!  When I contacted the library … Continue reading

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Sittin On The Porch With Kelly – Mya O’Malley – On Her Journey #amwriting

Sittin’ on the porch today sipping tea with Author Mya O’Malley, I’m reminded of my own writing journey. Not for the faint of heart, but having friends and family to support you counts for so much. Mya shares a great deal … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #7 – The Importance of Character Sketches

This week, as I was writing, I thought a lot about my characters.  I’m currently writing the third book in my trilogy Saving Shenanigans. My concern, of course, is to stay true to those characters as they were in the … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author/Publisher Margo Bond Collins – On Being Indie #amwriting

Today I’m sittin’ on the porch with Margo Bond Collins, author and publisher extraordinaire. We’re sipping on some sweet iced tea and talking about Margo’s journey from author to publisher. She has some great insight we can all learn from. … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Publishing Contract – Part 3 of 4 – What are Some of the General Terms in a Publishing Contract? #amwriting

Today I’m welcoming back attorney Kathryn Goldman who discusses some of the general terms in a publishing contract, part 3 or her 4 part series. In last week’s post, we examined the Author’s Warranties provision in a traditional publishing contract—What … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #6 – The Importance of Research #amwriting

If I were to ask you the question, “How important is research as a writer,” you would probably look at me like I had 12 heads. “OF COURSE research is important,” you would say, AND you would be right. Yet, so … Continue reading

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Dissecting A Publishing Contract – Part 1 of 4

Did you ever wonder what exactly all that contract language actually means in your shiny new contract offer you just received from a publisher? Today I’m joined by my new friend and intellectual property lawyer, Kathryn Goldman. Kathryn  represents writers, artists, … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Elizabeth Seckman – It’s all about the lazy

Today is a delightful day because I’m joined on the porch by author Elizabeth Seckman. We’ve been giggling like school girls since she sat down. So much so, we nearly spilled our tea. Elizabeth shares a delightful story of a … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? Friends and Family #amwriting

I was reading a post on Facebook the other day and it read, “Never tick off a writer or they might kill you off in their next book!” I laughed, but that also started me thinking about this segment of … Continue reading

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