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Geriatric Puppy Training

Hello, friends! It’s good to be back at my blog after a month in Fiction Jail. I think my Cell mate main character needed a break from me, just like I was starting to need a break from her. Just … Continue reading

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Fiction Jail: Update

Well, I’m almost out of “Fiction Jail” (or more precisely, “Camp NaNoWriMo”) and here is the promised update on my project. Have I achieved my goal of drafting all the remaining pivotal scenes? No. Have I written more than I could … Continue reading

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“Fiction Jail”

Last time, I talked about the dogwoods inspiring my current fiction series. Well… I need to let you know that I’m going to spend April in jail. But not that kind of jail. No, really… that was research. A tour, … Continue reading

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Draft. Wait. Revise. Repeat.

When I’m not bicycling, dealing with paperwork or thinking up ways to spoil our grandchildren, I’ve got a fiction series in the works. I owe you an update, which I promised some time ago. So I finished drafting Book 1, … Continue reading

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The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens

You’d never know it was a nonstop suspense thriller, just from the first sentence on the back cover: “College student Joe Talbert is on deadline to complete a writing assignment for am English class…” Waaaaait a minute… eight years ago … Continue reading

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The Gift

If friendship is a gift, then my writing buddy, Kelsey Gillespy, is a gift that keeps on giving. She and I have worked together for just over a year now. We meet most every week, critiquing each other’s stories and … Continue reading

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The 7th Canon, by Robert Dugoni

Last week, I mentioned attending a [really beneficial] novel writing workshop by master storyteller Steven James. While I was there, I also had the privilege of hearing another instructor, NY Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Before the last session I … Continue reading

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