Monthly Archives: September 2017

Character Worksheet & How To Use It

SAVE THE CAT : Character Worksheet National Novel Writing Month is swiftly approaching (where the hell did summer go?) so best to get the bare bones of that idea that’s been rattling away in your brain. It’s a good strategy to work … Continue reading

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Vote on Dog Costume for Bodhi Doghi!

HALLOWEEN IS almost here, and I haven’t even started a costume for Bodhi Doghi. So I need your help–which costume should I make–bear in mind, I’m going to dress along with his *theme*  

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Story Bible: When the going gets tough, the tough give their book in progress a good throat punch

SO HERE’S THE DEAL. I’m going through a nasty divorce, had computer problems with a BRAND NEW, UNDER WARRANTY Dell computer, called Under Warranty Customer Service, and after *I’m not exaggerating* Four Hours *I have witnesses* on the phone, was … Continue reading

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When your plot is killing you, kill it right back . . .

I WAS IN love-hate (mostly hate) with the plot I was working on for Book Four. One of the problems (okay, the biggest problem) is I was re-reading the research for it It’s based on the true story of Body … Continue reading

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Redneckedness: How to write a memoir

Ah, the memoir–that special brand of navel-gazing that could actually give you some perspective on life, maybe give someone else a perspective on their own life, and if you’re lucky, put some money in your pocket. I can’t tell you … Continue reading

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PLOT: Time to put on your Big Girl Panties

I WISH I could tell you writing gets easier. I wish I could tell you your writing will someday save the world. The truth is, writing never gets easier, if anything, it gets harder, and not only will your writing … Continue reading

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Break Ups: Go Big Or Go Home

SO WE’VE BEEN having a conversation around here about breakups–what’s the pettiest (or craziest) thing you’ve ever done when you wanna bring the fight right up to the front porch steps? A while back, a friend of mine called me … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again: Hurricane Irma–How you can help

WE’RE STILL COUNTING Hurricane Harvey’s death toll, and here comes Irma, which could possibly be even more devastating. While we’re still mopping up over here on the 3rd Coast, we’re bracing to help Florida–you know, the 1st Coast. Wanna help? … Continue reading

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Kick Butt Writer’s Portfolio: Part Two

NEED A GREAT writer’s portfolio site?  And oh, btw, will allow you to upload PDFs (thanks a lot, OfficeMax) with great features for writers and add a bio to boot? Hook editors and readers with social media links and interests … Continue reading

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Create a Killer Freelance Writing Portfolio

Because media outlets are changing with the speed of light (bloggers are the new media black–ubiquitous, and some are taken very seriously). How to keep up? Gone (for the most part) are the days of the extensive query letter and … Continue reading

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