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Breath New Life or Lay to Rest?

I spent November away from my Dancer’s Tale novel. During that break, I thought I had an epiphany. And, in a way, I did. I actually considered welding the first and second novels together. 280 more words

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Tips for Managing Time as a Writer

You’ve heard the age-old story: Creative individual decides to write a book. They sit down with paper and pen or keyboard, and painstakingly write that heart story. 672 more words


What Matters Most During the Holidays?

During the holidays, my writing projects, ideas, and dreams don’t always fit into my everyday life. So, I’m forced to decide what matters most… 485 more words

Writer's Life

encouragement is like hot buttered toast (gluten-free, of course)

Last week I sent the opening pages of my third middle grade novel to my critique group. My accompanying email read:

Here are the first measly, tender baby words of my new middle grade novel. 376 more words


I Am A Writer

My brother got married a couple of months ago, and our family forever changed. I gained a new sister, a new twist on life, AND a bigger family. 651 more words


Hanging in there for the good stuff

So now that National Novel Writing Month is well underway, I’ve started out like gangbusters. The idea is fresh and new and has jillions of possibilities. 411 more words

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