Category Archives: Fiction

Adventures in Editing

Most of my blog’s regular readers fall into two categories. Many are writers who have “been there, done that” when it comes to editing a book. Others are friends and family who are probably as interested in the editing process as I am in best practices … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gone Girl

As both a reader and a writer, I’ve always had an unspoken cardinal rule. The major characters in a story don’t need to be perfect. They can, and maybe even should, be flawed, broken and quirky. But somewhere along the way one … Continue reading

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An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

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Writer’s Conference Straight Ahead …

Yes, I’m still living my “nothing but the novel” rule as far as writing goes. But I’m giddy and need to share the joy with my writing friends. Since my hiatus began, I have made some needed edits and rewrites … Continue reading

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Season Two “Game of Thrones Surprises

In case you didn’t guess as much from the title, here’s a fair warning. This post is full of geekery. It also contains some spoilers if you haven’t watched the series or read the books. You have been warned. One … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup and Other Goings-On in my Wordworld

After a month or so of really struggling to hit the mark with my writing goals, I’m happy to report that I’ve come out swingin’ in the last two weeks. Oh, during the downtime, I DID write. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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11/22/63

There are many things in life that I enjoy enough to wait for with giddy anticipation, like a kid who just knows when she looks outside that she’ll be waking up to a school-free snow day. Any time Stephen King releases … Continue reading

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