Monthly Archives: March 2011

Phoenix – Chapter 2 (Introducing Alex)

Alex Kostas didn’t particularly care if his whistling was off-key, or that his ear-piercing tune annoyed the people on the packed elevator.  This was going to be the best day of his life and he couldn’t be happier.  He fought … Continue reading

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Agents are from Mars, Writers are from Venus

First off, this is not an anti-agent post. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. I want to try to understand agents – especially what they say in short and sometimes up for interpretation rejections. One of the best form rejections I … Continue reading

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Phoenix – The rest of Chapter 1

When Amanda got to one, she was still facing a catastrophic news story and indictment, but she could breathe.  Her BlackBerry buzzed with her office number flashing on the display.

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The Inconsistent Writer

I’m going to admit something that will probably make me the pariah of the writing community. I don’t write every day. (As you probably notice, I don’t blog every day either) And I think I’m a better writer because of … Continue reading

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Phoenix – The First Five Pages

Amanda Martin didn’t believe in casual Fridays.  She didn’t believe in anything casual.  Why waste time with casual dating when, despite a cold and unfulfilling relationship, she and Josh made the perfect power couple?  Why bother with the empty calories … Continue reading

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Careful, or You’ll End Up in My Novel

The great thing about being an ordinary person is the ability to be completely incognito. Think about it, how many times have you studied someone at Starbucks to realize she looks just like a character in your mind? Or, become … Continue reading

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Is this thing on?

Hi. My name is Kim. I make stuff up. (No really, I do, I have the T Shirt to prove it). Why do I make stuff up? I can’t not, I guess. A few years ago, at the urging of … Continue reading

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