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Is it ethical to use real people in fiction?

This past week I’ve been reading about Real People Fiction. Until after I had a chance to read Allison Amend’s Enchanted Islands, I was blissfully ignorant that a category such as Real People Fiction existed. I have read fictionalized accounts … Continue reading

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A little sample

Happy New Year! I really enjoyed my holiday break. I feel recharged and ready to get back to my writing and my book. Speaking of books, here’s a little sample (from the still-in-the-works first draft) of what I hope one … Continue reading

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Big Magic, creativity and me

Recently, I have the good fortune to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s upcoming book, Big Magic. I may not agree completely with all her views; but it still spoke to my heart. I thought her concept of ideas as free-floating energy life … Continue reading

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On realizing my little boy is about to graduate

My nephew is joining the thousands of senior high school students applying to colleges and universities. In fact, he and his parents are visiting a couple of colleges on the West Coast right now. Even though I have seen this … Continue reading

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What’s The Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned: Words of Wisdom From Our Readers

Originally posted on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors:
About two weeks ago, Ruth and I asked you to send in your best advice on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing fiction. I am very pleased to say that nearly every day…

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Pencils and pens outdated? Not a chance!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pens and Pencils.” When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard … Continue reading

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NaNo my way

When I read all those announcements about the upcoming NaNoWriMo, I checked the official website and felt tempted to join in. But I didn’t—at least not officially. Forcing myself to write 50,000 words in 30 days is not like me. … Continue reading

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The danger of repetition

So it’s time to move on. It’s time to work on the follow-up to The Night of the Moon Serpent. Curiously, I’ve come to realize that in order to do so I have to put the first book behind, way … Continue reading

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Blog Tour and Giveaway – Day 3 – Interview

Today I got to hang out over on Sage Adderley’s blog, where she had me talking about my book and what it took to bring the story to life. Without much further ado, let’s head to Sage’s Yeah, It Takes … Continue reading

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L.A. Times: How To Be a Writer game

Found this little game at L.A. Times. Roll the die and see where the writing life takes you. I scored 17 so I’ve been advised to keep my day job (bummers!).

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