Monthly Archives: November 2013

Rave Reviews

“An unequal attraction has devastating repercussions in this delightful, assured debut novel from 68-year-old Thomson.” People Magazine When my wonderful writer friend Lil called and invited me to an evening reading by James Whitfield Thomson, Alex and I hopped in … Continue reading

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Action Packed

Now that I’m pondering a new revision of my YA novel inspired by some helpful feedback, I’m gathering advice from a variety of sources on how to bring more energy and action into my story. I came across some editing … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

May your life be filled with joy and gratitude, now and always: God’s World Edna St. Vincent Millay “O world, I cannot hold thee close enough! Thy winds, thy wide gray skies! Thy mists, that roll and rise! Thy woods, … Continue reading

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Bridge Blues

Let’s face it, writing can be a roller-coaster ride. One day you’re up, another you’re down. One day things are going well, the next you’re plunged in a writing rut so deep you think you’ll never get out. Sound familiar? … Continue reading

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Inspiration Strikes

“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” Madeleine L’Engle Yes, Virginia, there is a secret to being inspired. People who study great geniuses in the arts quickly come to realize that these people not only work intensely, they also … Continue reading

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Mood Changers

“Total risk, freedom, discipline.” This is Constance Hale’s writing mantra — she has it taped on a cabinet in her home office where she can see it. A journalist and essayist, Constance is also the author of several popular writing … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Guides

Anyone who has explored the brave new world of self publishing knows that it can be bewildering. While it offers exciting prospects, getting your book in print and out into the world — and then letting the world know about … Continue reading

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