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Closing the gap.

A few posts ago I mentioned that it was my goal to finish this from-scratch-rewrite of this novel (which I sometimes refer to as “USLS”)  by April 5th!  627 more words


Want Some Bad Advice?

No, I don’t really either.

First, my apologies for standing you up yesterday. Just wasn’t feelin’ it.

Second, my submission for Thesaurus Thursday:

Helena’s fingernails dug into the palms of her hands.

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Earlier today, I typed “The End” at the bottom of the last page of BEYOND THE PROPHECY.

That doesn’t, of course, mean that it’s finished. As first drafts go, this one’s pretty rough. 308 more words


An "Ah-ha!" Moment...At the Worst Possible Time

Last week I told you a little about the difficulties I’ve been having with Broken Down. I wish I could tell you the block is gone, but it’s not. 1,068 more words

Amanda K Byrne

Home Stretch and Interim Projects

Woo hoo! I’m trying to finish up the first draft of BEYOND THE PROPHECY this week. I’ve only got two and a half chapters to go. 481 more words


How to write a novel (with a little help from Anne Lamott)

I’ve never written a novel. Yet. Anne Lamott, on the other hand, has written seven. In my book, this makes her pretty qualified to give some advice about the hows – and more importantly the… 641 more words