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Your Novel’s CRITICAL Opening Page(s)

How important is your opening page? Opening paragraphs? Opening chapter? One agent says it carries the weight of your entire career. Another says it only takes SECONDS to evaluate a manuscript! WILL YOUR OPENING PAGE HOOK AN AGENT/PUBLISHER/READER? Join my

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Amazon’s Top Ten Bestsellers!

Hooray! My ‘how to plot a modern novel,’ PLOT YOUR WAY TO PUBLICATION: From Idea to Outline, hit #9 in the Top Ten Amazon bestsellers! If you’re still struggling with writing a novel’s 3-act structure, this ebook will help. Complete

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Some Exciting New Things Happening!

FROM THE PAINTED TOMB: Something Ancient is on its Way is beginning audio production! Hooray! I’m also starting a newsletter. I’ll offer contests, give-aways and include some of my favorite author’s books. I’ll occasionally include some writing tips and/or articles

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At some point during the writing process, most writers wonder if they need an editor. When they contact me, they usually begin with two questions: what do you do, and how much will it cost?   My fees are determined by

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Midwest Book Reviews

Horror and fantasy readers seeking vivid writing and stories that stand out will find Brenda Hill’s FROM THE PAINTED TOMB,a richly rewarding survey of Krista Hawthorne, whose only legacy is an ankh pendant inherited from her deceased mother.

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Writers! Ready to Publish? Don’t Make the Mistakes I’ve Made.

Join my Meetup’s Zoom series on THE 5 TIERS OF PUBLISHING, and discover the best publishing method for you: CALIMESA WRITERS WORKSHOP: To help you avoid the problems I’ve encountered, we’ll take each method, compare the pro & cons, and

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Supernatural w/Romantic Elements Released in ebook!


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My supernatural with strong romantic elements is ready for its Kindle release on September 26. But the Amazon page looks a bit bare, so I need new reviews. If you’d like to read & post an honest review, let me

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Writers Online Social Event

Are you a writer? If so, do you miss the association of other writers? The current virus shut-down has forced many of us to stay at home and avoid contact – and if you’re okay with that, great. But for

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FROM THE PAINTED TOMB: Something Ancient is on its Way

BEWARE OF THE FULL MOON A lonely newspaper reporter who vows to never trust again. An immortal Egyptian prince from the 18th Dynasty who hides his identity. The monstrous shapeshifter that stalks them both. AMAZON KINDLE I’m celebrating the return

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April 2021