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The Craft of Writing

Prep That Book

Before you start writing your novel, it is my firm opinion that you need to have at least a general idea of what the story is (plot), who’s in it (characters), and the

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Libraries: The Internet On Paper

Libraries – The Internet on Paper (Or How I Learned What Machicolations Were) Even before I could read, I loved libraries. I can remember going every week with my mother, trading in the

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Drawing a Blank

I’ve heard successful writers proclaim they don’t get writer’s block because they won’t allow themselves to get writer’s block. Others have said that writer’s block is related to motivation, or lack of. All

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Critique Groups or Freak Groups

I’m not a fan of critique groups. I’ve been in two. One was controlling and the other damaging. Members showed up without material to share. Members showed up not prepared. Members showed up

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Editing, February Style

Ah, February. The shortest month of the year. Yet, its twenty-eight days are chock-full of events. There are groundhogs, cupids, and presidents to celebrate. February is Black History Month, Children’s Dental Health Month,

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Put A Little Laugh In Your Heart

“I wish I could do that!” “Were you funny as a child?” “Where do you come up with your ideas?” I hear those comments every time someone learns I write romantic comedies. These

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Real-Life Heroes and Heroines

Whenever anyone finds out I’m a romance writer, there are two questions that invariably pop up. One: “Where do you get your ideas?” and two: “Do you ever base your characters on real

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