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Research: Two Wars, Three Romances in A Touch of Stardust
Just finished listening to  A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott.  I snapped it from the library shelf because of the picture of
Carole Lombard on the cover and was delighted to find out that it centers on
the making of  Gone With the Wind. Although
the novel...
Just finished listening to A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott.  I snapped it from the library shelf because of the picture of Carole Lombard on the cover and was delighted to find out that it centers on the making of Gone Wit...
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Thank you, Kat Ward, for featuring What Came Before at Hometown-Pasadena.  Loved reading your aside and your astute review of my book.  
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Time to celebrate  Pure Slush's fourth birthday with my story 'Last Four Songs' which you can find online below: 

http://pureslush.webs.com/thelatest.htm#928225598

Thanks Matt Potter for supporting my work. 
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Shameless Self-Promotion, but it is Time to SHOP!!
With Christmas so close, I decided to make another push because I think WHAT CAME BEFORE is a perfect choice as Christmas gift for anyone who likes mysteries, novels of suspense, or family sagas (well, of course I do! I wrote it and want you to buy it, love...
With Christmas so close, I decided to make another push because I think WHAT CAME BEFORE is a perfect choice as Christmas gift for anyone who likes mysteries, novels of suspense, or family sagas (well, of course I do! I wrote...
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I review Bonnie ZoBell's compelling collection and feature a video interview with her.  Check it out, leave a comment, share with hordes.
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Nice! I organized Bonnie's virtual book tour! Her work is great.
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Bonnie ZoBell's "What Happened Here" Complex and Compelling
This review is followed by an interview with Bonnie ZoBell.   Click WRITERS CHAT to go to the interview first. Bonnie ZoBell’s novella,“What Happened Here,” opens her collection of the same name, and her first page description of the PSA Flight collision wi...
This review is followed by an interview with Bonnie ZoBell.   Click WRITERS CHAT to go to the interview first. Bonnie ZoBell’s novella,“What Happened Here,” opens her collection of the same name, and her first page descript...
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In which I talk about how each element of a story must be considered separately before they can coalesce into a strong story.
Reprinted from a Flash Fiction Chronicles article published November 29, 2010  Guess what?  Writing fiction isn’t that easy. We become proficient enough in school to use written communication when needed.  However, writing...
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Research Begins: What Came First
My suspense novel, What Came
Before , came out first online at Every Day Novels as a serial, seventy
chapters a day, five days a week, from March to June in 2014. It then became
available in trade paperback and in Kindle format. Almost a year later, I’m
beg...
My suspense novel, What Came Before, came out first online at Every Day Novels as a serial, seventy chapters a day, five days a week, from March to June in 2014. It then became available in trade paperback and in Kindle forma...
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New story at Night Train . . . http://www.nighttrainmagazine.com/firebox-fiction/
The memory's knotted—the girl, the smoke, the squirrel and the spreading tree—but I keep picking at it until it relaxes. It's a snarl, but it's not ununtanglable. Loosened, the tree is taller, broader now. It dwarfs the four-story farmhouse. I add a redoubling calm, a cool bed of rotting leaves ...
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What Came Before won first place for Best Mystery novel in this year's Preditors and Editors poll !!!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my novel!!! I really appreciate the time and effort!! Hooray. You guys are the best!!!  Standings for Mystery ...
What Came Before won first place for Best Mystery novel in this year's Preditors and Editors poll !!!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my novel!!! I really appreciate the time and effort!! Hooray. You guys are the...
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Boy, I'm impressed!  Good for you!
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"What's" next?!

Bonnie ZoBell and I draw questions from a hat and chat about writing and her collection "What Happened Here" and my suspense novel "What Came Before."  
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This is a great collection!
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Stroking the Details to Deepen the Story:

One of the comments that is difficult for many of us to come to grips with is when someone tells us our stories are not deep enough or that we haven’t given the reader enough to go on. I used to think: we’re talking flash here, micro flash, hint fiction, short shorts!  How am I supposed to “go deep?”

http://wordsinplace.blogspot.com/2014/11/stroking-details-to-deepen-story.html#.VFlKVvnF-n8
Reprinted from Flash Fiction Chronicles article dated January, 2011 One of the comments that is difficult for many of us to come to grips with is when someone tells us our stories are not deep enough or that we haven’t gi...
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