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Celebrate!!

Hooray!! I finished the first draft of Dragons’ Flight on Sunday. What a fabulous rush of pride and accomplishment! šŸ˜€ Sneak Peak! Here’s the cover I’m contemplating: Every writer’s process is different. My approach is to get the first draft … Continue reading

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World-Building

I gave my first ever writing-related speech last night, so I thought I’d celebrate by posting a good portion of it for your enjoyment. * * * At a casual glance, world-building would appear to belong exclusively to the science … Continue reading

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Rewriting: Necessary or Not?

Dean Wesley Smith has started a series of posts on “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing.” This week he’s tackling what he considers the myth that “You MUST rewrite to make something good.” Go read it and tell me what … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Storyboard…

Iā€™ve heard numerous recommendations for white boards, bulletin boards, note cards and sticky notes for plotting a novel. Systems where you can list your chapters and scenes and then move them around at will. They always sound fabulous until I … Continue reading

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Inspiration

As a published novelist, a question that pops up frequently in conversations is, “Where do you get your ideas?” The world around me is a constant source of inspiration, though I rarely stay in the here-and-now for more than a … Continue reading

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