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Tips for an Incredible Writing Weekend

It is the evening of my departure for my month long adventure to France. Some anticipatory butterflies are fluttering through my stomach. My bags and travel apps are packed. (And yes, I do need to recharge the battery). The kids have heard the Riot Act in a couple of different versions. Everything seems like a go, but I'm… Continue reading Tips for an Incredible Writing Weekend

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Why Novels Go into the Dog Pile

In the past two months I've read seven books. Okay, read is not the correct word. "Attempted to read," is more accurate. I tossed four books into the 'no read' zone after the third chapter. This was two chapters too late. Four of the seven books are self-published and on Amazon. Of these three are first… Continue reading Why Novels Go into the Dog Pile

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One Pass Manuscript Revision

     In the last post I wrote about a comment given by author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez about journaling. She mentioned that when she writes in longhand she gets in touch with deeper emotions. I tried this and  'journaled' the first two chapters of my MS, made some revisions and took those chapters to a critique group… Continue reading One Pass Manuscript Revision

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Sol Stein and Renni Brown- Books on writing

Did I mention that I'm going to another boot camp for writers? I guess I like being a grunt and going back for more.The Basic Boot Camp, or BBC, took place in October 2010 and the one I'm taking in late March is an advanced BC ( cue the horn for a rousing blast of celebration).… Continue reading Sol Stein and Renni Brown- Books on writing