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Works at Land O' Frost
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V is for Voice
What is it -- a writing voice – and how do you establish one that is uniquely your own? Voice makes your work pop, and if perfected, helps readers recognize the familiarity. You would be able to identify the difference between Tolkien and Hemingway, wouldn’...
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T is for Tweak (or Transform)
You’ve sent off a few dozen query letters – yielding a couple of FULL requests – so you’re feeling pretty good about things. Then you receive a response from one of your dream agents, and although she likes the premise, she wants to see some changes made be...
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R is for Rambling
Where’s the Beef? Remember that old Burger King commercial…instantly iconic…re-quoted ad nauseam and associated with all manner of abuses. I like to use it when I’m referring to 350-400 page books that you’d need a large quantity of Luminol and a black lig...
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P is for Pecker
How many words can you type? Ever been tested? Did you know that for measurement purposes a word is standardized to five characters or keystrokes. But, we all know that typing speed doesn't necessarily translate into writing speed. In one study of avera...
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Only two weeks remaining to get your WRiTE CLUB submissions turned in.  Don't wait too long and be left out in the cold.  :)
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M is for Moving Fear
Do you remember the last time you moved? I’m willing to bet you’ve moved at least once in your adult life. Almost everybody has. According to the Employee Relocation Council, 1 in 6 Americans move each year. The average American moves 11.7 times in a lif...
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U is for Useless
Past
history. Final
outcome. Needless to
say. Redundant or useless words.  Whether you're drafting an email or the next New York Times
bestseller, you should be on guard for phrases that can dull or weaken your writing. A recent article on the website Lifeh...
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S is for Squirrel!
  Whether you’re a plotter…or a pantser…we all try and give
our characters enough freedom to explore and flesh out plot threads or
emotional tunnels that we as writers fail to see on a conscious level. Doing so
involves a certain amount of trust, because fa...
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Q is for Quibble
You know, there are some people who love to argue. I think most of them live in New York, but actually you can find them just about everywhere. Those people thrive on conflict – they actually feel more alive when they’re in the middle of a good knock down ...
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O is for Overcoming
I love sports movies!   Really, I’m fanatical about movies in general, love them almost as much
as books, but movies that revolve around sports stand apart as my
favorite.   The Natural, The Miracle,
Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams, Hoosiers, Mystery Alaska,...
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N is for Negovetich
Today I want to introduce to you Sarah Negovetich , my agent. Don’t worry, she’s fully aware that no one knows how to pronounce her last name, and she's okay with that. :) Sarah and I have known each other for a little over a year, as we are both bloggers a...
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L is for Lurking
I know you’re out there. Don’t be shy. I probably spent the first several months of my time here in the blogosphere doing exactly the same thing – reading everybody’s post, but leaving without making my presence known…too insecure to leave a comment. You ...
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  • Land O' Frost
    Manager of Customer Services, 1990 - present
  • Lanier
    1983 - 1990
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Arkansas
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Atlanta, GA. - Baton Rouge, LA. - Havelock, NC. - I'm a military brat - So I've lived all over.
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Can a man of few words...write a successful novel?
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Continually trying to answer the question...can a man of few words write a successful novel?

I'm a Mystery/Thriller/Suspense writer from small town USA who struggles everyday to balance my passion for prose against the need to be a full-time bread winner. Finding ways to devote more time to my writing is the challenge, but for now all I can do is follow this tug at my heart to wherever it leads. I'm here primarily to soak up all the knowledge I can from the writing-centric blogosphere, but I'll do my best to contribute by thinking of new and innovative ways to churn the writing pot.
Education
  • LSU
    Business, 1975 - 1981
  • Havelock High School
    1975
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Misbehaving, Tbone
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Write Club
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The Progressive Book Club & a Visit with Ellie Garratt
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NaNo Tracker Spreadsheet
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 - The Final Battle
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 Play-offs - Round One / Bout 1
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 - Save Week
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Woven Update
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Over the weekend, I received emails and texts from reviewers and others who are waiting for Woven. It's due to release in seven weeks, yet t

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In memory of my wonderful wife Some of you know this, but on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, I made an announcement on Facebook t

Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 - Bout 4
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 – Bout 2
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Cruising Altitude 2.0: WRiTE CLUB 2013 - Bout 1
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To Young Writers
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X is for Project X
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