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What color would you like, sir?

The questions that my editor asked reminded me of the goofy things that Gilda Radner would say as Baba Wawa on Saturday Night Live. But I understood why he wanted to know, and I enjoyed answering him. 246 more words

Virginia History

STUBBORN

I suspect some not entirely desirable character traits must be genetic. They persist, despite one’s own good sense and determination to bring some moderation to their expression.   1,053 more words

Getting Old

Research is Me-Search: Verfying your ideas as a writer

As fiction writers, we’re often encouraged to write what we know, and it’s easy to interpret this adage as reassurance that we will never need to go beyond our comfort-zone of knowledge and to instead rejoice that we can write a story or novel without ever having to conduct ‘research’. 1,258 more words

On Writing

How to write 8 articles (and a book chapter) in a year - and not lose the plot

Whatever your writing goals, there are some things that make writing easier and more enjoyable. 

If you had told me in January 2015 that 12 months later I would have written 8 journal articles (and snuck in a book chapter along the way), this would have been my face: 1,526 more words

Writing Strategies

Visibility

Now that Tempt the Ocean is a published book, who will to read it?

For an author whose superpower is invisibility, marketing a new book that no one has heard about proves a serious challenge. 953 more words

Getting Published

'Dear Lucky Agent' Contest

Do you write women’s fiction? Check out this contest!

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