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Harmon Drake

Let me tell you a little bit about Harmon Drake. You’ll meet him in a few weeks, I hope, but you’ll always see him through Etta Capstone’s eyes. Now, I think Etta’s got a good understanding of Harmon, but you … Continue reading

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Characters You Like (~or not~)

When I look back with an objective eye (as objective as possible, anyway) at my 5 fictional female leads ~ Louisa, Hope, Katherine, Johanna, Dinah ~ the one constant I find in them is a strong element of belief in … Continue reading

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First & last blog of 2012

I’m awful at this whole blogging thing. Really. (not that you need me to tell you that) And I just signed up for Twitter & I know I’ll be awful at that, too. I’m advised to market with all kinds … Continue reading

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The Thrill of a New Word

Steve Jobs’ resignation from Apple 40 days ago was the first time I had ever heard, seen, or known of the word pescatarian. Pescatarian. What a lovely, utilitarian kind of word. And who would guess that I would have anything … Continue reading

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Borders

Too, too bad that we will lose the Borders stores! Bookstores have such allure! Like libraries, the mystique of all those books – those characters, those adventures, all that information still to be discovered – is intoxicating. Don’t ya just … Continue reading

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Musings

I wonder how, or if, a person can look at her writing in a completely objective way. Possible? Maybe not. I don’t know. I’d like to think I’m a good writer that tells an interesting story with competent technique. But … Continue reading

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In a Perfect World (Part 2)

So for argument’s sake, let’s say you followed all the steps I suggested in Part 1 of “In a Perfect World” to get your book published. You correctly identified and properly approached several literary agents. And let’s say – also … Continue reading

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For all of you that ask or wonder…

…”when is the next book coming out?” here’s what’s up. I don’t want to be presumptuous, but my internal generalization (false though it may be) says if you’re reading this post then you may have asked me that title question … Continue reading

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In a Perfect World (part 1)

If you’ve ever considered (dreamed of – fantasized – talked about) being a published author, or you know someone who has, here’s how the process would work in a perfect world, a perfect internet & email world: 1. Write the … Continue reading

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So I’ve been trying to recall…

when writing for my own (solitary) pleasure stopped behind enough, and I’m working on the answer with a kind of “stream-of-consciousness” technique that works best written down in black & white. I still write for myself, but it’s become much … Continue reading

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