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The Ides of March

Ahh … March 15. The Ides of March. For those of us who had to memorize Marc Anthony’s monologue from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, this is the day when the Roman leader was brutally murdered by those closest to him. “Friends, … Continue reading

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My Obligatory New Year’s Post

January 2. Two days into 2016 and I haven’t managed to spill coffee on it or break anything. That’s a record. Sitting down to write this, I looked back at last year’s New Year’s post … which wasn’t that hard … Continue reading

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Point of No Return

In story structure, there’s a point when your characters cross the threshold. The moment when they can’t uninitiate the call to action, they can’t go back to the way life was, blissfully ignoring how their lives have changed. How their … Continue reading

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Judgement-Free Writing

I’ve recently committed a heinous crime. No one was hurt, nothing’s gone missing (well, aside from a few marbles in my head) and I won’t break into a cold sweat when I pass a police officer on the street. The … Continue reading

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Camp Howyouwriteit: Plotters vs. Pantsters

Ahhh, summer camp. We take the bus out to the idyllic woods and either you get off at Camp Plotter, flying it’s very well-constructed flag, or Camp Pantster, flying, well, someone’s pants. The two camps get along reasonably well. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Treating Book Parasites

Books are parasites. They live inside us. Growing. Feeding off us. And, sometimes, they can make their authors crippled with fear. I know that sounds harsh, but I mean it in the nicest way possible.

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My Wordy Valentine

Books are like a relationship. You put a lot of effort into it, flirt with it, flutter your eyelashes and maybe, just maybe, that story will like you back. My debut novel, Phoenix, was my first love. We spent long … Continue reading

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2015 … The Year of Endings

Ahhh, 2015. The air is filled with that new-year smell. Fresh beginnings, resolutions, sweat, black-eyed peas … everything you need to start your year off right. For most people, a new year means new beginnings. But, I’m not most people, … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with 2014

Dear 2014, I love you. I know it’s still early in our relationship, but I feel that we get each other. Please don’t think I’m one of those girls that is going to start naming our kids just 11 days … Continue reading

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Eternally Grateful

I usually skip most of the Facebook memes that go around (honestly, I don’t think there are 10 things you don’t know about me …). And, one of those I skipped this year is the November daily musings on what … Continue reading

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