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The Secret to Balancing Writing and Family

We all want to know the secret, as we hear cries from the next room of “what’s for dinner?” Or take a quick break and pass the unavoidable pile of laundry that seems to be multiplying in the baskets like … Continue reading

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Do You Decide Setting Based on Where You Know or Where you Want To Go?

I have a bit of wanderlust.  Always have since I was very young and would read books set in far away lands.  I would love to travel the world – but I would settle for Europe.  Partly, because that was … Continue reading

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Night Owl Review of Signs

I was very pleased to see a review of my short story collection Signs last night after returning from dinner with a friend.  It was a nice surprise since the book was released in March.  I had received positive feedback … Continue reading

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I May Not Be Your Cup Of Tea . . . But That’s Okay

There are many reasons writers write.  Some because they are driven to – they cannot help themselves – it’s part of them as much as their need to eat or breathe. There are others who do so passionately; it may … Continue reading

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Writers Should Leave Breadcrumbs (and Avoid Candy Houses)

We all remember the story of Hansel and Gretel.  For some of us it’s more of a vague recollection – remembering the highlights of the candy house in the woods, the witch who captured the children and fattened them up … Continue reading

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Fish Where the Fish Are – 5 important activities to catch a reader

You wrote a book – congratulations!  Now you go through the labor-intensive steps of smoothing, editing, proofing and perfecting in order to release it to the world. Good job!  Next, (and, arguably, already all along this journey) you start to … Continue reading

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