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You may have already noticed it around the blog-o-sphere, but if not – this is pretty cool. Over 200 writers – published and not – are sharing the origins of their writing dreams. It’s the Origins Blog Fest hosted by the awesome quartet of Alex J. Cavanaugh, DL Hammons (Cruising Altitude 2.0), Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl) and Matthew MacNish (The Quintessential Questionable Query Experiment). Go check out the loooong list of writers participating and see how they got started in this crazy journey of being a writer. But wait! Would you care to know my story? 😉 I’ve talked … Continue reading


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The frawesome Dawn Embers brings us today’s blogfest: Word Paint Blogfest. Here’s the deets, as well as links to the others. Check them out – some beautiful descriptions by lovely writers. Here’s the gist of the blogfest: The book is Word Paint: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan. According to the book: “Like painters, writers are the receptors of sensations from the real world and the world of the imagination, and effective description demands we sharpen our instruments of perception.” “Description is an attempt to present as directly as possible the qualities of a person, place, object … Continue reading


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It’s another blogfest! Yay!!! I love these, if you haven’t noticed. They’re fun to participate in, you get to know other writers and I always find it interesting how so many writers can tackle the same theme in so many different ways. Of course, this one isn’t written around a theme. It’s simply about sharing those scenes we love but had to cut from our stories because they didn’t pull their weight in moving things along. This is from Promise (which comes out in July, by the way…and you can pre-order here… Oops! Sorry! But it’s my blog so I … Continue reading


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Sooo…this week’s tease will be a bit delayed. It will be posted Thursday. Sorry!!! But it’s not because I’m taking all advantage of my break and being a big slacker. No, not at all. It’s because it’s Michelle Gregory’s “Share Your Darlings Blogfest.” Another blogfest!!! Woot!!! *There are only 12 of us so far. It’s not too late to join! Go on over and sign up! Writers are often told to “kill your darlings.” For a long time, I thought this meant that you have to be willing to kill off a character for the sake of the story, even … Continue reading


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Yay! Another blogfest! This is Rachel Bateman’s Beach Scene Blogfest. I loooooove the beach….the scenery, the sounds, the smells… It’s my favorite place to be. So I couldn’t pass up this blogfest. Although Promise has lots of beach scenes, this one is from a Top Sekrit Project earlier this year. A project that never went anywhere, so I thought, well, at least I can use it for something. It’s not great stuff, but it is one of my fave beach scenes that I’ve written. (Be sure to check out all the other great scenes. The list is on Rachel’s site.) … Continue reading


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