Monthly Archives: December 2012

Seven lefts do not make a right… (dot, dot, dot)

Tonight, I turned over my first seven chapters to my friend for her critique. The second chapter has a LOT of description, and most of it is of the house where the main character will be spending his summer. That … Continue reading

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An editing/critique schedule…

I found a way tonight to make the editing process a bit easier to swallow – edit/critique with a friend! A friend and I meet regularly on Friday nights to write and talk about writing. Tonight, we decided that when … Continue reading

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Biggest. Compliment. Ever.

A couple of weeks ago, I asked a ridiculously artistic friend of mine if she would be interested in designing the cover for my book that I am planning to self-publish in 2013 (that is, if all the planets align … Continue reading

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Ouch! Editing hurts!

I hate the process of editing. I hate going back through something I’ve written and pushing that delete button over and over again. I know it’s a necessary evil when writing, but it seems so cruel. I mean, what did … Continue reading

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How NOT to Write a Novel

How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – A Misstep by Misstep Guide by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman (available on Amazon.com) is one of my favorite writing books…ever! It covers Plot, Character, … Continue reading

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A report on self publishing

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An excerpt…

An excerpt from The Key Keeper: An Alex Ridley Adventure Dressed from head to toe in hot pink, the lady’s skin was stretched tightly across her high cheekbones, rouge applied with what looked like a paint chipper.  She had on … Continue reading

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