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Now that National Novel Writing Month is over (yes, I did it! I’m a winner!), life “should” be getting back to normal. Pfffft. What’s normal? December certainly isn’t. Besides the holidays, I have to finish this NaNo book, outline Book 5 of the Soul Savers Series, and make sure our plans for 2013 are in order and we don’t need to change anything. I also get to do the whole holiday thing including shopping and all that fun stuff, go to New Orleans for a writers conference and signing (signing on Sunday open to the public – here are the … Continue reading


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Yippee! Turkey day is this week! My mouth is already watering for all the goodness to come. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, closely behind Christmas. I love cooking our traditional meal and adding something new for fun, and I am always the host. I enjoy getting together with family and friends without the added stress of the whole gift-giving thing. And most of all, I love the idea behind Thanksgiving – giving thanks for all of our blessings. Of course, I do this every night before falling asleep, but it’s not every day I get to shout to the … 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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