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Keeping Your Sanity Viable in 2018

via Daily Prompt: Viable The physician's assistant pushed through the door into the scrub room to find the doctor gloving up for the surgery that just wasn't going to happen. "I'm so sorry." Her voice broke as she said it.... Continue Reading →

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Character Vocabulary: Making a Character Sound Real

Look at your favorite book or your WIP, find a scene, and take out all the dialogue tags (Joe said, she shouted, the undertaker grumbled, etc.) All of them. Can you tell who is speaking by the words they’re using?... Continue Reading →

The Book Sacrifice Tag

Catchy title, eh? Here we go. Let's light the bonfire and hurl some of our most hated tomes thereon. After my pixie-in-law tagged me in the challenge, I started penning the books I would add to the fire in my... Continue Reading →

Is sensational writing as valuable as ‘the classics’?

Well, I don't know about all of you - but I'm blazing along in my goodreads.com challenge to read fifty books this year. I'm already up to 2! I'm actually planning on doing two book reviews up here in the... Continue Reading →

NaNo – The unexpected

What I love about NaNoWriMo is the unexpected gifts born of desperation. That's really the point of the month, isn't it? Desperate to finish the word count of the day, we start making stuff up, and occasionally find gems within... Continue Reading →

NaNo Update – 10 days in the trenches

Speaking to you live from the cave of your favorite Nomadic Troglodyte, I have ... *drumroll* a NaNoWriMo Update. So here's the thing about NaNoWriMo: it doesn't really inspire good writing. However, it inspires lots of writing, which is the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Books 2016 – Novel Update

Paperfury has another good Beautiful Books list of questions specifically for those of us pelting head-long through National Novel Writing Month - but also for those who wish to answer an interrogation on their novel's behalf. Here's mine. 1. Overall,... Continue Reading →

Why I write alone…

I don't always. Some of my best writing memories include riding in a car with my crazy, writer brain-twin and passing our laptops back and forth in complete silence so we could live-read what the other was working on, sitting... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Books 2016 – Introduce Your Novel

Somewhere in my deeply twisted writer's soul, I knew I needed this. It's why I dubbed my novel "Bill" and anthropomorphized him in the post, "Early Stages of a Novel - A Love Story". I knew I needed to introduce my... Continue Reading →

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