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Don’t Get Mad, Get Editing (Look at every critique in a positive way.)


I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive tons of edits on one copy. But you can actually learn to see these as gifts, huge favors, and even unexpected muses instead …

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Building a Novel


I have used a lot of different methods to write my books over the years. The technique depends on the story and if I already have an idea or not. One tactic is to build inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, from the ground up. Creating a novel in phases not only gives you a …

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Don’t Forget to “Save the Cat.”


When I was writing the rough draft for The Trouble with Scarecrows, I received comments back from a critique partner. It was clear that she hated my main character to the core. Of course, I defended my reasons as to why I had given Brenda a Scrooge personality. For one, she is actually the antagonist …

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Writing Diary #8


The Trouble with Scarecrows (book 2 Trouble with Men Series): I finally turned in edits for this book a couple of weeks ago. I believe I still have another round since I made huge changes on the last one. I also received my cover proof and am very excited to share it as soon as …

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Blogging at Soul Mate Publishing About Building a Novel


Click on over to Soul Mate Publishing and check out my post about how to write a novel using, what I call, The Building method.  This technique builds inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, from the ground up.  Below is the example of how I used the technique for one of my young adult novels, …

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