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NaNoWriMo 2014 – I'm in!

I’ve been wanting to participate in NaNoWriMo for a couple of years now, but I haven’t had a second to spare. I know a lot of people say that, and the usual response is, “You have to MAKE time!”, but sometimes there truly isn’t any time to make. I’ve felt happy for the people who […]

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Reblog: Celebrities Are Off Limits. Here's Why.

Proof Positive just put up a post about why authors shouldn’t include celebrity names, based on a recent lawsuit. Avoid a lawsuit of your own and find out what happened and how to dodge the same issue: http://www.proofpositivepro.com/writing-2/celebrities-are-off-limits-heres-why/

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Different Solution to Writer's Block

Sometimes I feel inspired to write a particular story or book, but when I sit down to write, I feel overwhelmed, restless, or like I’m simply not sure what I want to put down on the page. I found a great solution recently. I’m currently working on a book that I started a few months […]

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An Interview with Me – as a Reader

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed – as a reader – by the lovely Adrianna Joleigh, a fellow fiction author and poet. Check out the interview here: http://bit.ly/10qbAI1. In the interview, I talk about what I look for in a book before I buy it, what I dislike in writing styles, how not to […]

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Why Bel Canto is a Lesson in Good Writing

I recently read the novel Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. It’s not something I would normally read as the storyline parallels a real-life terrorist event, the 1996 Lima Crisis. The basis of this book, however, is not terrorism. There’s much more to it than that, which is what makes it such a good read. From a […]

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New Book Review: The Flowers

I just posted a new book review in my Writer as Reader series. The book is called The Flowers by Dagoberto Gilb and is a peek into the life of a high school age boy who lives in a city wracked with racial hatred, violence, and sexual scandal. Read more about this excellent novel here, […]

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Bookshelf OCD

I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Plays, novels, cookbooks, history books, art books, classics, short stories, essays, poetry, sociology, gardening…you name it, I’ve got it! I love having so many books on so many subjects. It’s like having my own library, where there’s something for […]

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WWW Wednesdays!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (novel); Black Woods by Laura Wright LaRoche (novel); “A Horse and Two Goats” […]

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Almost Literature…But Not Quite

Did you ever read a book which was very close to achieving the elusive “literature” title, but didn’t quite make it? I find that there’s nothing quite as frustrating as that. I found that was the case in the book What She Saw by Lucinda Rosenfeld. Just on the cusp of becoming literature, it lacked the […]

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