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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Jack Strandburg – Setting up a Macro in Microsoft Word to Target Weak Words

Good Morning. I wish I could say that we were sitting on the porch today, but BRRR. So this morning I’m joined in my warm kitchen by Author/Editor Jack Strandburg. He offers some fantastic advice about targeting those useless words … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #10 – Busting Through Writer’s Block #amwriting

Ever have one of those times where you are sitting there staring at the computer screen and your mind is as blank as the page in front of you? Maybe you woke up with a “rockin’” story in your mind … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Gail Cauble Gurley – How Her Past Influences Her Writing

Hello there. After a week off I am back on the porch with another southern lady who enjoys sweet tea just as much as I do. I’m joined by North Carolina native Author Gail Cauble Gurley and today she’s sharing … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author John Guzzardo – Learnings From The Publishing World #amwriting

Good Morning. Going to be about 73 degrees here in Florida land. A great day to sit on the porch and interview another one of my author friends. I’ve sweetened up the tea and I’m pouring a glass for John … Continue reading

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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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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Penny Estelle – A Trip Down Reality Lane

On this sunny Saturday December morning, I’m sitting on the porch with author Penny Estelle. Much like some of my other porch guests Penny and I are talking about her writing journey and some of the realities we face along … 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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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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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Missy Turner – Musings of a Debut Author #amwriting

It’s a bit nippy here again in the Sunshine State, but that still doesn’t stop me from sittin’ on the porch with some of my favorite authors. It’s a cuppa joe kind of day, so I’m sitting here with debut … Continue reading

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Where Story Ideas Come From – Screaming Characters In Your Head #amwriting

Good Morning! It’s 6:30 am on a chilly Friday morning, and I’m sipping on my coffee, trying to figure out what to write about today. Oh sure I’m working on a novel right now…the third book in my Saving Shenanigans … Continue reading

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