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Workshop Woes

There are three sorts of workshopers: The people who love it. The people who hate it. And the people who think they don’t need it. 682 more words


The Numbers Game

It’s nearly the end of November – or, as it’s also known, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In a few days’ time, millions of would-be writers will be emerging from their shells, blinking in the morning light, having (we hope) banked at least 50,000 words on their novels in thirty days. 468 more words

Creative Writing

Hospital Story. Take Two.

Remember that hospital story? Or the intro that I previewed? I can’t believe how that story started out. This is how it starts now:

The plane coasted over land cracked with edges deep and soft like the wrinkles of a grandmother’s face.

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When the Book Deal is Only Step ONE

I was offered my two-book deal with HarperCollins in November 2013. The first book will be released September 2015.

Everyone keeps asking me, Why does it take… 318 more words


End of NaNo means one thing...

We’re six days away from the end of November, and many of you know what that means. The end of NaNoWriMo looms nigh, and for many, that means the end of a draft. 871 more words


I Have Been Neglecting My Blog

I have been neglecting my blog.

Although, I did have two posts written for the past two months, but I snuffed them out.

One was a rant over social networking outlets and how much I loathed a few of them. 311 more words

Three Dirty Birds on Character

Three Dirty Birds are talking Character today with James Scott Bell’s Revision and Self-Editing for Publication (2e).

Kate: So much wonderful in this chapter, it’s definitely not a skimmer. 1,613 more words