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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WRITING…PT II: THE GOOD REVIEW

So, we’ve talked about bad reviews…. let’s talk about good ones. Good reviews make us smile, make us want to continue in our writing quest. Bad reviews….. Actually should do the same. Good reviews point people to our writing, our … Continue reading

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WRITING…PT. I: THE BAD REVIEW

My first foray into the publishing scene has finally had its first bump……….. Yeah, you guessed it……. I got a bad review of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS!!! Now, I don’t know about you all, but…….. I am loving every minute … Continue reading

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(For)Getting the Grade

So, it’s the beginning of another year and I still find myself reading the various posts of folks who have received bad reviews for their books. Now, I understand how we, as writers, are pleased as pickles when someone likes … Continue reading

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THE REVIEW

I wrote a book you hear me say and it took me longer than a day to put these thoughts down to be read, from start to finish just like a thread. To start with a beginning is the way … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE WRITE WHAT WE WRITE & HOW WE WRITE IT WHEN WE DO WRITE RIGHT

A recent blog post posed the challenge; Write a statement about the purpose of your book. I didn’t take long to respond with; Doing what I was told couldn’t be done. I like a challenge and I like science fiction. … Continue reading

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WRITING WHAT WE LOVE

I have always loved to read, and I have always loved music. I have also, for as long as I can remember, been completely mesmerized by the stars in the night sky, often wondering if there were any other civilizations … Continue reading

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TWISTING TRUTH…still

One of my favorite tools to use in storytelling is incorporating elements of truth or history into the storyline. That being said, have you ever noticed that a half-truth is more convincing than a blatant lie? Any fictitious story that … Continue reading

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CREATING A NEW WORLD

So, you’re writing a story or a novel, or maybe even a screenplay, and you need a real location. Here’s a hint; If you’re looking for a real location…. Make it as real as possible! You definitely would not write … Continue reading

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On Giving Life

How do we write a life into existance? How do we give breath and movement to words on a paper? For starters….we have to write. For me that is just about the hardest thing to do…just getting started!!! Now, I … Continue reading

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