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Friday Ramblings From An Author-It's Halloween

November 1st tomorrow which to us writers means one thing, the NaNoWriMo challenge begins. I achieved my goal last year and I’m determined to do it again this year. 228 more words

Friday Ramblings

Yes, I am a writer. Yes, it is a "real" job.

I am a writer.

I have another job too.  It is a job that people consider a “real” job because, I suppose, I have to drive to it and stay… 602 more words


Writing: It's All the Playground

Writing is a lonely craft. When a writer sits down to write—really write, not just talk about writing—there are only three components involved: a writing utensil, a blank page, and the writer’s own mind. 369 more words


2014 Quebec Writing Competition Shortlist

I’m thrilled to have my story “Taking Them There” on the shortlist for the 2014 Quebec Writing Competition.

I started this short story in Nancy Zafris’ workshop at the Kenyon Writer’s Summer School in 2012. 78 more words


Quote of the day

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 23 more words

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If you're worried that your storyline is too 'out there' or too weird -

you simply haven’t read enough books or watched enough films. Seriously, you’re not special, or unique. But you’re take on the world and the way you execute your story could very well be amazing anyway. So just write it.


Friday Fiction Excerpt: Elizabeth and Empire

Chapter One: Autumn and Return

She raised her hand, bringing the weary soldiers and teamsters to a halt as they emerged from the trees atop the last ridge west of Vindobona. 2,277 more words

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