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New Look, New Focus, Yet Still the Same

This week’s theme is changing your mind. I’ve been changing mine about several things lately. Changing My Mind What have I been changing my mind about? It’s a woman’s prerogative, isn’t it? Last week, I entered my novel in another contest. To do that, I had to chop 14,000 words. I didn’t think I could do […]

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Self Publishing Writing Tips

Last week I shared that I was reading a two books in one set and I could tell it was self-published. How could I tell? Let’s talk about it. Signs of a Self-Published Book First, the story rambled on and on and on. I think the author was trying to write a sweeping saga or something. […]

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Process – How to Handle Criticism

You did it! You wrote your story, your novel, or your article. It’s your baby. It feels like one, because it’s a creative venture. Especially in the area of fiction, we writers become anxious, nervous, and worried about what future editors and readers will think, don’t we? We gather up our courage and send it […]

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Progress is a Process

For all you chocolate lovers out there, this melted mass is not quite in temper, but it’s close. Depending on the chocolate manufacturer, it could be in temper, but generally speaking 91 degrees is still a bit warm for dark chocolate. How do I know? I was a chocolatier for the last seven years and […]

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A great story is not enough – write it well

I’m shining a light on something, just as this shines on a section of the original temple wall in Jerusalem. Part of my writing journey is reading. In the last year and a half since getting my kindle – I’ve probably read nearly 200 books. I see a pattern emerging. Because the publishing world is […]

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In the Beginning…my Writing Journey

It would have to be when I got my first Five-year Diary. I was so bad, I hardly ever wrote in it. It was gift from someone, could have been Mom. I honestly don’t remember. Then, I bought a second Five-Year Diary, one that I liked the cover better. I wasn’t consistent and I never […]

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A novel choice – a novel process

Meghan’s Choice is the novel I’m working on. Most people don’t understand that writing a novel and getting a book published is long process, one that most don’t have the patience for. I don’t know if God’s “days” were 24 hours or 24,000 years. But God is interested in process. We’re interested in circumventing or […]

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