Category Archives: Books

Keep Writing to Get Better?

If you just keep writing, will you get better? This is the topic of a recent post by Jane Friedman (https://janefriedman.com/practice/), drawing from the informative book, Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. The reality is that you need the … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION STREET: A STORY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!

Occasionally, I’m inspired enough by a book to feel compelled to share it. I don’t often read non-fiction, but when I do and am drawn in as I was with this one, I wonder why I don’t stray from fiction … Continue reading

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WHAT GENRE IS IT?

Yes, I know it’s not my usual day for posting. But I have a busy week ahead, and a poor track record for posting in the midst of competing demands. Did I really miss posting last week? Yes. But I … Continue reading

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WHAT IS “ALONE?”

I have stretches of time when I am unsociable. Well, that’s not accurate. On those days, I don’t lie around watching TV, eating junk food, and ignoring the phone when it rings. Usually on my alone days I’m writing my … Continue reading

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Excerpt from AUTUMN COLORS

Autumn Colors was my first published novel. I don’t talk about my own books often enough, or so I’m told. Generally speaking, I don’t like to repeat myself a lot. But I’m working on a submission for the Snowflakes In A … Continue reading

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The Latest Blog Post at JaneFriedman.com

Often, when I read other blog posts, I think -great, informative topic, so why re-invent the wheel? Jane Friedman’s blog is loaded with useful content, and from time to time I will share some of those with you. Here is … Continue reading

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