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Let's eat Grandma!

Let’s talk grammar for a minute.

One of my favorite grammar posters is this one:

Grammar is a thorn in my side. There’s so many darn rules! 413 more words


Silver Linings

Today’s writing prompt:

It’s an ill wind . . .



It seems like that time of year again: querying agents. Here are some resources I have used to draft queries. When you get published, you can thank me in the acknowledgements. 135 more words

Getting Published

It's a Book!

I remember being told that once you hold your baby in your arms, you forget about all the pain and the hours of labor it took to get to that moment. 883 more words

Robyn N. Hill reblogged this on KS Writer & Teacher and commented:

Debra Dockter is finally giving us her thoughts on having that new book - that FIRST book - in her hands!

I Got a Book Deal! (The GIF version)

Things have happened in this writer’s world recently. Big things. Exciting, bookish, THINGS.

I went on submission. Within days, my agent sent me emails telling me about the editor interest we were getting. 182 more words


Finding Courage to Stay on Course

I recently read an inspiring quote from a friend, (I’ll paraphrase): “All the shit, drama and pain you’ve dealt with in life has prepared you for this present moment, this present action, this present course.” 1,009 more words

Single Mom

SCBWI BI Conference - Why Every Author Needs To Know Their Author Brand with Justin Somper and Philip Norman

This post comes to you thanks to my client and friend, Andy Dickenson. Andy has written and self-published his debut novel, The Last Days, a futuristic thriller and murder mystery featuring a vivid cast of comic book-inspired characters (you can read a recent review… 663 more words