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National Novel Writing Month (November) has ended and now there are people all over the world asking, “Now what? I wrote a whole book. What do I do next?” Well, first, CELEBRATE!!! Finishing a book is a huge accomplishment. The saying goes that everyone has a book in them. That may be true, but not everyone wants to write a book. Of the millions of people who do want to write one, only a fraction actually start. And of those who start, only a small fraction actually finish. So you are basically one in a million! Or, at least, one in … Continue reading


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As writers, we are constantly being told by the “experts” that we can’t do this but we must do that. There are plot and structure rules, writing rules, grammar rules, querying rules and even rules for how to promote our books once we get to that stage. But this is probably one of the most lenient professions/hobbies where “rules are made to be broken.” As long as you know the rules and respect them, you can choose to break them. Just be sure that when you do, it’s the best choice for you and your story. When you’re in the … Continue reading


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As predicted, I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog. If you didn’t see why, it’s because I’m doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. And it’s kind of kicking my butt. I’m not crazed and sleepless like I was over the summer when trying to finish Power and getting it ready for publication while juggling a hundred other major life events going on. It’s kicking my butt in a growing pains kind of way. I explain how over on my blog that’s more specifically for writers, A-Mused Writer. Whether you’re participating in NaNo or not, if you’re a writer … Continue reading


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Tomorrow marks the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I’m not quite at halfway to 50,000 words. Ugh. I’d hoped to be at 50K by now so that I could actually complete the novel by the end of the month. Because, really, 50K does not make a novel, unless it’s a middle-grade chapter book. My own tend to be around 100K and to feel truly proud to say I wrote a novel for NaNo, I wanted to actually complete the entire first draft. I don’t see that happening. I’d hoped by writing something completely brand-new (not a … Continue reading


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I know I said last time (er…last February) that maybe I’d revive this blog and here it is, 9 months later and I’m just now getting around to another post. Plenty of ideas come to me – there are all kinds of things I can say about writing, revising, editing, indie publishing, etc. There are many topics to cover for this blog that is for other writers, new and experienced alike. But the thing is, when I really start to think about a topic for a post, I can’t help but think, “But who am I to give this advice?” … Continue reading


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