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About the second draft.

I’ve been missing in action from the blog in a month, but not without purpose!

  • I’m going on my third mission trip in July and I’ve been raising support for it until today.
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Writing Fiction

Guest Post: Author Eleni Gage's Four Fabulous Tips For Writing About Someone You Know—And Surviving!

You’ve read the title of this guest post and I feel the universal cringe! If one of your fictional characters is inspired by someone in your real life, either a lot or a little, you’re bound to wonder WHAT WILL THEY THINK? 1,215 more words

Women's Fiction

A Glimpse Into My World...Proceed With Caution

When I set out to write a book, I received some advice from a book publisher. He said that my image and brand would be almost as important as my book. 1,097 more words

Killing Your Darlings: A Mourner's Guide

Not to dredge up old wounds (or mix your own metaphors) … but perhaps when you were a child you had a pet that died, and your parents told you it had gone to a better place – a happy farm where animals played all day and had as much food as they wanted and mountains of chew toys. 1,143 more words


My Wheelhouse, My Bailiwick...

Imagine going through a life without finding your passion. Or worse, imagine finding it and then turning your back on it. Some people just coast through life without finding their ultimate bailiwick…what they were intended to be doing while surfing this mortal coil. 893 more words


Plotting, Planning and Prepping Your Story

I’m terrible at plotting. I have all these great characters and they wander aimlessly around until random stuff happens to them: the premise for everything I’ve ever written. 924 more words

Novel Writing

Time out!

Today I got a break – from pretty much everything. I didn’t work, I didn’t try to build an aluminum shed, write, or mow anyone’s lawn. 546 more words

Novel Writing