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Teaser for Book #1 of the Leviathans Series: Eccentric Daughter
I hope that everyone has had a lovely Valentine's Day!  This year has already hit ninety degrees (Fahrenheit), but the rain we received recently was cool--until we learned it leaked into my mother-in-law's room and right down into her bed!  Aye!  No! That a...
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Don't Doubt Your Writing Instincts
I haven't written a thing for my blog in a while because I've been crushing my brain with self-doubt and worry.  Writers, the worst thing you can do in your craft is question your motives for writing and use that to doubt yourself or your abilities.  Just d...
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Q & A Game!
Apparently there is a fun
little writer / blogger game being sent about.   I like it!   I was tagged recently
by the brilliant Julius Bailey , author of Strife of the Mighty (epic awesome book right there).   The rules to the game are basic: Tag the blogger...
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Using Trello to Write a Mystery Novel - Set Up Period
I've recently begun using Trello -- and it has practically taken over my every task list and plotting method.  It has movable lists and cards, where I can add links to the backs (and pictures, text, checklists, etc).  So...here's the How-To for mystery writ...
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Giving Book Club Book Reviews
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Reviews Questions to
Answer Many writers know a writing group or a book club can help them improve.  Some join existing clubs, others create their own.  But what do they all have in common? The writers involved look over each other's manuscripts, analy...
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Learn the basics of improving your story-writing skillset.  These questions are to guide you to spot and amend your weaknesses.
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Analyzing What You Read or Write
1. Does the summary (also known as the book blurb or jacket synopsis) hint at the story and / or introduce the book's dramatic question? A dramatic question is what keeps the story going and keeps us turning pages to find the answer, like "will the hero fin...
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Book Review - Strife of the Mighty - Julius Bailey
In April I bought a copy of this book at the end of a local self-publishing seminar by Julius Bailey.  The writer is not only very humble, interacting gracefully with those he teaches or speaks with, he is also a very talented writer. I have always been rat...
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Renaissance Fair 2016
We are heading to the Renaissance Fair in Muskogee, Oklahoma again this year!  We will be there on May 8th, so if any of you spot me, make sure to introduce yourself! Or throw a frog on me as a prank.  I will laugh after I scream, I promise! I love all of t...
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Taking the First Steps Toward Becoming a Successful Writer http://bit.ly/7bf_A #writingadvice 
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