Goodsreads poll on how not get dumped

Sometimes all my sentences sound stunted. Other times I wonder what is wrong with me that I can’t spell ‘unfortuentley’ right for once? Then I become Totally Convinced that my main character is as fake and unbelievable as Apple Pie Extra. Then I cry. Thankfully none of that apparently matters—at least 46.4% of the time. […]

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Human Books…and no, you can’t take these ones in the bathtub with you

I was more than a little confused the first time I heard about one of these. Human Book? What other kinds are there? It’s not like elephants have gotten into the publishing business, they don’t have fingers. Then I remembered that thing called ‘Internet’ and was enlightened. Actually, human books are people, not paper bound […]

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Something I learned about writing today: Doubt Yes!

  Ever wake up in the middle of the night and think, holly crap what am I doing? This manuscript is garbage! I just wasted six months of my life!? I do. Often.  However, apparently that is okay. No, it is better than okay. According to Lainey Lui, “insecurity is the lifeblood of the writer”. […]

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Something I learned about writing today: Don’t worry about monkey tails

  Why doesn’t George have a tail? Did he lose in a traumatic jungle event involving zebras and those plastic soda can things? Or did Hans just run out of ink? As I reader, I often stop and  wonder about plot twists and character traits, and yes, what it or isn’t on the end of […]

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Things that inspire me to write #55: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels

It was with a sad sigh that I read a review of Dead Ever After today—the last and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse Novels (due to come out this May). There are some books which feel more like experiences than a collection of printed paper—and every one of Charlaine Harris’s novels in this series are exactly […]

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