Category Archives: Books

One More Time: Climbing Author Mountain

Continuing from my previous post, REVISITING THE AUTHOR MOUNTAIN CLIMB, let’s assume you’re not one of the lucky few who gets swept up into the arms of an effective agent and generous publisher. You’ve been sending your queries and the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Author Mountain Climb

Some parts of the writing experience never change – particularly for writers trying to break in to the world of traditional publishing. This post is a recycled, updated old post that is as true today as it was the first … Continue reading

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Permissions and Fair Use

Here is another valuable and practical lesson from Jane Freedman’s blog: https://janefriedman.com/permissions-and-fair-use/    

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BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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You’re Not Done Yet!

THE SECOND ACT NOVELIST (https://janefriedman.com/second-act-novelist-6-ways-prepare/) I love this post on Jane Friedman’s blog–probably because I relate to it so completely. I spent many years whining about how I wished I could afford to stop working so I could write full … Continue reading

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FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … Continue reading

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Serial Journey Begins

I’ve embarked on a new writing adventure – a road I’ve never traveled before. It all began with a cozy mystery-loving friend – let’s call her Joanna. Out of the blue, she proposed the idea of writing a cozy mystery … Continue reading

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