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Literary Potholes in the Road

It has been nearly two months since my search for an agent or publisher began for Gram & Me. I have received 22 rejections, most of which were in response to a query letter only, or a query letter plus … 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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TIME FLIES…AGAIN!

Is today really Wednesday? Because when I woke up yesterday, I could have sworn it was Monday, so today should be Tuesday, the day of each week when I post something new. Alas, the folks on three TV stations, the … Continue reading

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WRITING WHILE WALKING…

I always knew my mind worked differently when I was walking or hiking. Here, Jane Friedman confirms my experience and reminds me why I should be prepared to capture some of the creative thoughts I have on the move… Why … Continue reading

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In Search of The Right Agent

Ah, the long and winding road to agent representation. And people think running for President is tough?   A little background: my first two novels Autumn Colors and In Her Mother’s Shoes, were self-published because of my inability/failure to secure an … Continue reading

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WHO’S ON FIRST? The Down Side of Having your Writing Critiqued

I’ve written several posts over the years on the value of having your work critiqued. And I still believe it is important to have objective readers—particularly those who are in the publishing industry and understand what agents and publishers are … Continue reading

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BLOGGING, TECHNOLOGY, and BALANCE

Seems like an odd combination of words for a title, huh? Read on and you will understand. True confession: I am technologically challenged. I can do basics…very basics, that is. My husband even thinks I am a computer wiz. But … Continue reading

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