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So Much This...

While I’m sorting out my sorting, here’s a link to an interview with author Louise Erdrich that has struck a cord with me on so many levels that I teared up at it. 105 more words

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Pick-up Lines: How Not to Start a Novel

It is the best of things, it is the worst of things – the fact that you can start a novel any which way you like. 1,224 more words


Word Numbers

100,000           10        70,000             5          400      50        90,000             2          500

I’m in a writing workshop and all I’m hearing is numbers.

Top 10 Submission Tips if you want your work published by a traditional publisher. 279 more words

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Guest post: 'How I Became a Writer' by Lauren K. McKellar

Today’s guest post is by the fabulous Lauren K. McKellar, who is one of my favourite contemporary authors. If you think that’s a big call, go read one of her books and see for yourself! 505 more words

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Notes on the DIXIANA Saga (Part 3)

After two prior novelistic forays, what more could possibly occur in the Southern-fried universe of my series DIXIANA? Despite the intensity of the narrative peaks at the conclusion of… 902 more words


When to Say No to a Book Offer Pt. 2 (Author Mills and Bad Publishers)

I wrote another piece a while back on an experience I had with a sketchy vanity publisher, while seeking publication for a novel I wrote. I received quite a few emails about it from other writers. 996 more words

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Grammar Demons, Take That (Part 2)

Continuing my “Grammar Demons” series, today we have Capitalization. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I am actually committing to memory the various rules of capitalization, and they are my most frequently looked up grammar thing. 126 more words