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Book Review: “Another Bad-Dog Book…” by Joni B. Cole

Earlier this year I had the chance to interview author and writing teacher Joni B. Cole about her book for writers, Toxic Feedback (click here if you missed it).  It received such a good response from readers here at My … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Devil is in the Details

We all as writers know the importance of finding clear, concrete details to use in our writing.  Or at least we should.  Chances are if you are any bit like me your first draft tends to focus on plotting and … Continue reading

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It seems like forever since I’ve written a personal update here on the blog and the very act seems awkward.  My inner editor is having a heyday telling me how lame everything sounds.  And he’s right, it does.  I spent … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid Writing in a Vacuum

Oh, hello! So glad you came to visit me down here in my vacuum.   Pull up a dust bunny and stay awhile, I love company.  You see, I’ve isolated myself from the world hoping it will free my thinking.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Interview with Annie Besant

For Feature Friday I am excited to share an interview with young and vibrant author Annie Besant. Annie published her first children’s book through Tulika this year, a charming story called Mala’s Silver Anklets.   On with the interview! What was … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Epigrams: From Comic Strips to Montaigne by Steven Belanger

For today’s Feature Friday we have a guest post from blogger, novelist, and all around good guy Steven Belanger.  Be sure to check out his collection of blogs found at Steven Belanger: Writing it Down. Epigrams: From Comic Strips to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “An Editor’s Advice to a Young Writer” by Carole Waterhouse

I have a rare treat for Feature Friday today –  this post is the official kick off for the official print and ebook release of The Tapestry Baby by Carole Waterhouse!  To celebrate Carole is giving away free ebooks starting … Continue reading

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Writing with your nose

Smell.  It’s everywhere we go.  It keeps us safe, helps us remember, it finds the goodies in the kitchen.  Yet, how often do we use this sense in writing? For the most part, thinking of a story as a series … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #53 – Arthur Conan Doyle

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent … Continue reading

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