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#MondayBlogs Post and You Want Me To What??

Howdy #Mondayblogs fans!

My book, Undesirable, hit Amazon on the 14th.  Since then no less than four people have asked me what’s next.  Sure, I know what’s next on my plate, but it might be a while. 183 more words

Writerly Musings

Happily (N)Ever After? (in defense of Young Adult/New Adult)

{Featured on one of my favorite literary blogs, Clear Eyes, Full Shelves}

Ruth Graham’s “Against YA” caused many eyes to roll and many heads to nod. 589 more words


This is not the MondayBlog you are looking for.

Yes, I had plans for this post.  Maybe.  Sort of.

Ok, I’ll ‘fess up.  I’ve been so focused on Undesirable, wanting to finish the last chapter and a half already.   150 more words

Writerly Musings

Criticizing the Critics and Poking at Reading Lists

This morning, I read an interesting article in Vanity Fair that brings up the question of why are literary critics so dismayed by Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel,  921 more words


A quote for #MondayBlogs

“Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.” – August Strindberg…

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Writerly Musings

It's Okay to Get Lost: Plot Development and the City

{Full article on REUTS Publications}

Plot development is a lot like living in a new city. You know where you’re beginning and you know where you want to end up… but you have no idea how to get there. 524 more words


A Hero's Flaws: Quote from TIA, Thriller!Tom Cruise, and imperfection

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All too often characters in novels are built up as superheroes. More often than not, this “picture perfect” character is the male. 407 more words