He Said, She Said – Say What?!

I’m currently trekking through outlining my next novel, and if you’re like me, you spend time in-between that studying the written word. I read various types of books – fiction, non-fiction, young adult, middle-grade, romance – I’m not prejudice. I recently picked up one of my son’s favorite books – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s […]

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Understanding Show, Don’t Tell

As we pursue our dreams of having a novel published and sitting on a bookshelf, most of us are trying to improve our craft and become better writers. I spend a fair amount of time pouring over books about the craft. When I wrote my first novel, I had never heard of show, don’t tell […]

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I happen to live in a small town where we have one caution light in the county and alcohol is non-existent. Before moving here, I didn’t realize there was such a thing as a dry county where alcohol isn’t sold anywhere – it’s not sold in grocery stores, restaurants and not a single liquor store […]

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Query Life

I have an infinite amount of respect for authors. Everyone who writes a novel, edits the heck out of it, drafts the query letter, and sends it off to literary agents, is hoping their story resonates with the person they are sending it to. Authors have to have thick skin, right? Even some of the […]

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