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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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CAN YOU DO TOO MANY REWRITES?

When you finish a manuscript, the hard work is just beginning. I wrote last week about my experience with coming full circle with critiques and rewrites of my opening pages of Gram & Me. Three critiques, three resulting re-writes, and … 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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THE JOY OF COMPLETING A NOVEL

I’ve been working on Gram & Me for over two years. I thought, once I retired, that I’d pump out a new manuscript at least every year, if not every six months. I certainly have enough ideas to keep them … Continue reading

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Writers: Looking For Destination Learning?

C.S.Lakin just announced the following learning opportunities at beautiful Lake Tahoe: Two Tahoe Retreats! September 14-18 and October 19-23 ~ There are still spaces available! I’m adding on another intimate writers’ retreat at beautiful South Lake Tahoe, CA! Here’s what’s exciting! … Continue reading

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Snowflakes In A Blizzard

This is for all of the writers out there who sometimes feel like a snowflake in a blizzard of books all vying for attention (and dollars) of the buying public. Last year, former journalist Darrell Laurent started a blog specifically … Continue reading

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PROGRESS WITH 2016 WRITING GOALS

Greetings from frigid upstate New York! This weekend we are anticipating Minus 40 degrees with wind chill! The Good News: I guess you might say I’ve learned something about my lifestyle over the past six weeks. The Bad News: I … Continue reading

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WINNING AN AGENT: MAYBE THIS TIME

Winning the attention of a well-connected agent and major publisher—AND having your novel viewed by the publisher as worthy of considerable investment—isn’t just about writing a good story. That’s part of it (unless you are a celebrity, which automatically propels … Continue reading

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LOCAL AUTHORS TO CELEBRATE FAMILY AT KNICKERBOCKER MANSION

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 10t, 2015 Free and Open to the Public –Gloria Waldron Hukle & Dawn Lajaunesse Inspired by family, Author Dawn Lajaunesse, who lives near Saratoga Springs with her husband, Dennis, and Border terrier, Nala, wrote her … Continue reading

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WRITING DREAM COMES TRUE…BUT THE PRESSURE’S ON!

All my life I’ve dreamed of the day when I would be free to write full time. Fitting writing in around working more than full time and juggling home and family was a challenge. And more times than not, writing … Continue reading

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