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I’m not doing so well on my goal of reading one craft book a month. But it’s not that I haven’t been reading. I have! It’s just been a little slow going with life’s events and getting two books ready for publication. It also has to do with the book I’ve been reading – Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that it’s a bad book or boring or anything so horrible. Most of you have already read this book and know it’s actually quite the opposite. It’s one of the best craft books … Continue reading


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Or you could call this when a pantser tries to plot. I used to be a pantser, or, really, a hybrid. With Promise and Purpose, I let the characters tell me the story, but I had an idea of where it was going and some of the major plot twists. I kept a notebook with scribbles so I wouldn’t forget my ideas when the time came. With the third book of the series, and probably the rest, however, I had to plot. Switching teams was a big step for me because it terrified me, but it turned out well. I … Continue reading


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I’m supposed to be writing. This was supposed to be my Writer Break, where I get to pretend like I’m a full-time writer. But here it is Thursday already and I haven’t written a single word. At least, not in any kind of story. My head has primarily been in other people’s worlds. I’ve been a total reading addict the last week or so, with six books (that I can remember – maybe more!) finished. It’s been a struggle to get back into my own world because I’ve had so much fun in these others. My favorite has been The … Continue reading


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