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Curb Chat Episode 12: Action Plans

We’re back with a new episode of Curb Chat! In this episode we discuss action plans: how we decide what to write next. By the time we got to the lightning round, we were pretty punchy. 49 more words

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Blog: Twitter Pitch Mistakes

Tips on avoiding the twitter slush pile.

Author: AvaJae (@Ava_Jae)

Read it: http://avajae.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-5-twitter-pitch-mistakes.html

One-sentence summary: A former twitter pitcher and current assistant editor reflects on the top five pitch mistakes witnessed during the season of pitching. 76 more words

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Wordle #39 - December 15, 2014

The wordle contains 12 words those words are:

  1. Temples
  2. Clock
  3. Discreet
  4. Throb
  5. Emblem
  6. Envelope
  7. Brume (mist, fog)
  8. Chantage (Blackmail)
  9. Aloof
  10. Anonymous
  11. Misshapen
  12. Skim


Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem… 19 more words

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The Wound (plus a book giveaway!)

Welcome to our monthly blog chat about the craft of fiction. Today, writing guru Sydney Smith and I talk about that great character driver – the psychological wound. 1,069 more words


Four Things I Learned In 2014

The holiday Season is upon us. Little is left of 2014 but the memories. I will build my New Year resolutions for 2015 upon the backs of my mischances and lost opportunities of the prior year, and shape them by my successes.  594 more words


Finishing a WIP

Well, it seems that some time has just opened up for me. I just finished yet another draft of a WIP and am waiting for the New Year to look at it again and do some more editing before I am happy enough to let others read/critique it. 233 more words