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Best advice for new writers?

READ! Seems pretty commonsense, right?  I don’t understand when students or writers say they don’t read. I think it’s common knowledge that reading helps you gain knowledge. Some of the most intelligent and sensitive people I know are not (or … Continue reading

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October

Is one of my favorite months! We have Halloween. Libras. And, this year, the 168th anniversary of Poe’s death. This is not necessarily a good reason to like October, but it is part of what makes October so memorable. So… … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Writing Style

A prompt in a writing group to think about style inspired me to consider the evolution of my own writing style. Writing evolves, grows, hopefully gets better, with all we learn and experience in life.  But style is something a … Continue reading

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Enter to win

Ladies and gentlemen, To celebrate my summer release of as-of-yet-unnamed book of short stories, I’m giving away books for the next few months. Enter to win a copy of West End on GoodReads!

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Random facts stalkers don’t know…

I grew up in a tough neighborhood. (don’t stereotype me) I was in a band. (for about 5 minutes) I was in a few movies. (another 5 minutes) I wrote my first “novel”at the age of 11. (an angst ridden … Continue reading

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Writing Wishes and Publication Dreams

I’ve been working on a new story – not only working – OBSESSED!  I don’t think I left the house for most of January and part of February until the first draft was done. I’m currently working through it again … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook!

Hello, Beautiful People! I want to give away free copies of West End, now on audible.com! Comment here or on my facebook page with a positive affirmation and the hashtag #hope. A winner will be chosen at random in the … Continue reading

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