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Oh my. Course Crushers has my course for cheap, cheap, cheap right now. I love the picture they put together for the course. 
Udemy Instructor Sally Apokedak shows you the strategies and tactics needed to make your novel stand out for readers and publishers.
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Yes, indeed.
 
A few years back, my daughter and her tech-savvy friends ordered me a new laptop. It was a gaming laptop with amazing graphics, an extended screen, and powerful drivers designed to enhance the gaming/video/music experience. I used it primarily to type…
A few years back, my daughter and her tech-savvy friends ordered me a new laptop. It was a gaming laptop with amazing graphics, an extended screen, and powerful drivers designed to enhance the gami...
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Is art that doesn't cost us, worthwhile? 
  I guess one point we can take from my last post is that just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s not what we’re supposed to do. Sometimes things are hard and we’re supposed to struggle through. Sometimes we’re supposed to keep our eyes on the goal and keep
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The happiest writers love to work the soil of the story world, and they trust God to send the rain and bring the increase. 
It’s a lot like farming, this writing business. Farmers don’t get paid until long after they’ve planted the seed. They clear the field, they till the soil. No one pays them for that. They plant the seed. They water it. They cover the small plant when a late frost comes.
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yay. looking forward to following you through the day. Very cool idea.
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I have a few review copies left of this class. Anyone want one? If so, leave me a comment below or PM me. If you want to know more about the course first, you can check it out here:

https://www.udemy.com/narrative-voice-for-novelists/?couponCode=fpinstruct

Thanks!
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It feels like facing a storm of disapproval, sometimes, but writing is worth doing. 
Yesterday I talked about my take on writing from my somewhat warped view of God’s calling on Christians: I had the idea that since writing was so much fun I should give it up. I realize that many of you blog readers aren’t Christians. But I wrote that post because I think
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Press on, press on, press on. It's a quality of life issue. Quitting may feel safe, but is that really how you want to live?
Years ago a friend flew to Alaska to visit me. I took him up to Denali and dropped him off to camp for several days. I’d go back and get him after I got off work on Saturday. Saturday, I was about three-quarters of the way up to Denali, when I realized
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Here's the link. I had the wrong one up before. 
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This made me laugh. I'm glad my review made you happy. I was just being honest. I don't know you (obviously, since you don't know how to pronounce my name) and I had no reason to lie. Your course is a great course.
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:) you pronounced it better than most. My pleasure on the review. You're a really good teacher.
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Several months back, a query popped into my email folder on a Saturday morning. It was from a ghostwriter who had obviously never clicked on my “submissions” tab up there in my menu. He sent a query letter telling me about the wonderful author he was working for and the
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I'm an associate agent with The Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency. I specialize in children's books.
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