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Is it a series, a trilogy or an incomplete novel?

Series and trilogies are the latest and hottest trends in fiction writing and apparently authors everywhere are making it their go-to strategy for selling novels. It can be lucrative when it works; marketed correctly, it secures an author’s place with … Continue reading

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We were not designed to fail

My hubby is a Discovery Channel nut. His wind-down time is spent ogling the mating habits of the cheetah or the hyena as both prey and predator. It’s intriguing to watch, this big burly dude describe the beauty of the circle of life. I … Continue reading

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Take me there: writing vivid fiction

I’m in the middle of reading a novel that has all the elements to make it a potentially intriguing read: a unique story line, characters that have interesting backgrounds, complex relationships between characters, and an exotic setting. Also, the writer … Continue reading

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First things first: Write a compelling story

We’re swamped daily by the need to keep our social media pages popping; engage to push our numbers forward and expand our audience. We’re encouraged to hold our books high and exclaim: read this! This is the way to have … Continue reading

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Make Every Word Count: Editing your fiction

When I was in college I interned for a city newspaper. One editor in particular seemed to have an aversion to everything I wrote, especially my first front page story.  It was about a walk to raise money and awareness … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Journey: Getting Published

Here it is. My official book launch day. In Three Days, the novel is finally available to all of you. And to say that I’m completely stoked is an understatement. I’m taking it all in, inhaling and exhaling and smiling like … Continue reading

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Write your story your way: creating good fiction

Remember when you first start writing you’d say things like: I want to write just like… As you were determined to make your fiction stand out you wanted to write in the style and voice of someone else. (The life … Continue reading

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