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Read

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I posted quite a bit there for a while, but then got involved with some other projects. And I got distracted. I’ve been reading. Yeah, I know! That’s crazy talk! What am I doing reading … Continue reading

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Grammar Oddities, Part Two

There are so many oddities in the English language that I could write a whole blog just about them, but how boring would that be?  Instead, here is installment two, and I may do another from time to time. Abbreviation … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Patterns, they are all around us. In everything we see, in everything we do. From the glass and beams in a fancy building, to the petals of a flower, to the structure in abusive relationships that drives abusers to hurt, … Continue reading

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Rejection

Rejection.  What a grim and depressing idea.  The word itself seems cold and desolate.  Whether you are an actor auditioning for a favorite role, or a single guy with a crush on the woman in the next cubical, no one … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice

Like all professions, and especially in the arts, when you participate there is always a plethora of people and even masters of creation who have loads of advice to give the uninitiated. Veritable loads of advice.  Some of it useful, … Continue reading

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Stamping Out Cheesy Announcer Dude

I recently had a battle with my own query letter, and I’ve been attempting to help others with their queries. I enjoy doing this. As I state in my query crits, I am not a query rock star, but the … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours

Ok, I know I just posted, but I’m still amazed, so I want to share more fully with you what happened today. The past few weeks, I’ve spent some time rewriting my first chapter of Ghost in the Park. I’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Don’t say what “seems” to be. Describe what IS.

Good writing advice from the lovely Victoria. Writing Tip: Don’t say what “seems” to be. Describe what IS..

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Querying agents. Stiff upper lip and all that…

Blog post from the lovely Cassandra about the trials and tribulations of Query letter writing. Querying agents. Stiff upper lip and all that….

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Grammar Gripes 4- “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” -Stephen King Excerpts from The Stand, by Stephen King: “Huh!” Harold said, squeaked actually. “Go away!” he yelled tearfully. He looked up at her finally, his face tear streaked and still wanting … Continue reading

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