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What a Headache . . .

Oscar Wilde said he took out a comma in the morning and put it back in the afternoon. Long before I devoted endless hours going back over and over what I’d written, I laughed at that quote. No longer. I’d recently

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Launching Soon!

WRITING YOUR NOVEL: From Idea to Outline, to Plotting Your Way Through the 3-Act Structure Book 1 Have a great idea for a novel, but don’t know how/where to begin? Never Fear. Writing Your Novel will help you! A simple,

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AWOL

To my amazement and shame, I realized it had been months since my last post. Oh, I have some great excuses: a recent major household move which involved looking at properties, finding one, contract negotiation, the waiting to hear, acceptance,

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New Novel Writers Group

Need to learn or brush up on the craft of writing? Join my novel writers group in Redlands, CA. At our next meeting we’ll critique opening pages, so critical to a writer’s success – or failure. If you’re writing a

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Unholy Desire – More Changes, More Revisions

I wish I could write my story the way instructors say it should be done:  get the story down, THEN go through and do the revisions. It’s such good advice, simply because it makes sense. Get your story down before

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New Book

Working on my new story – a mystery with a little something extra: An abandoned home on a north woods lake, dreams of a seductive lover from another time—Lindsay wants the hundred-year-old home to heal her troubled marriage. Something unseen

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Manuscript Mechanics – Take your manuscript from Amateur to Professional

My new writers group met in Calimesa, and we had a good discussion about publishers – what the different class of publishers could offer, what to expect, and we talked about POD publishing as opposed to print runs. I loved

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