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Brenda Covert
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Nicknames - a Creative Way to Name Your Characters
Photo from canva.com “Mom, can you call me Li’l Sunflower?” 11-year-old me asked one spring. “What?” Mom asked, amusement spreading across her face. “Why do you want me to call you Little Sunflower?” I flushed, embarrassed to have asked. “Just because...” T...
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Why Publishers Reject Your Manuscript After Reading Just Two Pages
Nooooo! Not another rejection! If you’ve been wondering why publishers are rejecting your manuscript, then waste no time heading over to read this blog post by Jerry B. Jenkins. He tells it like it is! Link:  How to Edit a Book: Your Ultimate 21-Part Checkl...
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Tips from an Editor and an Editor’s Authors
The following notes are from a talk I gave to a
writers’ group a few months ago about the editing process for those writers who have never worked with an editor before. What you need to know
about... Manuscripts: The rules for writing manuscripts for public...
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Questions I've Been Asked about My Adopted Children
I was half of a white couple who, after seven childless years of marriage, chose to become foster parents. We didn’t care about race or gender; we just wanted to be parents, even if it was temporary! When our first two foster babies became available for ado...
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My experience one fun fashion Friday!
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I Won Two Weeks at Curves!
In January, a friend and I attended a fun style and health workshop. Afterward, there were door prizes. My number was drawn first, and the prize was a free two weeks at Curves. (My friend won a pedometer, which made her happy.) To be honest, I wasn’t excite...
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Visiting Virginia Hawkins Falls.
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To Defend or Not to Defend ... When an Author Is Attacked (or it feels that way)
Through Hamlet, Shakespeare once said that “to be or not to be” was the question. For authors, it’s “to defend or not to defend” ourselves from negative media coverage, whether it comes in the form of critical book reviews or—from my own personal experience...
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An Editor's Gotta Eat! My Original Recipe Pizza Salad
Confession: I love pizza, love all varieties of it with a great big “heart.” And I like to watch “Chopped” on the Food Network. And as you know, if you’ve seen this blog post from last year,  Using Leftovers: My Original Recipe for Bloomin’ Onion Soup , the...
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Blast from the Past: My Experience at the first Southern Mystery Gathering Conference, or “What I Learned at Camp”
It was the
summer of 1998, the summer before I suddenly became a single parent of two
young children and stopped chasing the book-deal dream, but just for fun, let’s
pretend it was this past weekend since I found my old notes and the info is
still worthwhil...
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