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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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LOSS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING

IN MEMORY OF NALA Decades after high school and college, my husband and I were packing up to move to our “dream house.” (Hint: that was four homes ago, which tells you dreams are not always what you think they … Continue reading

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Publishing Resources

Yikes, where has the time gone since my last post? I blame spring cleaning, travel, research, and writing almost 20,000 words of my new novel. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! Meanwhile, Jane Friedman’s annual review of Book … Continue reading

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TURN AN IDEA INTO A GREAT STORY!

Once again, Jane Friedman shares a guest post with innovative approaches to taking a basic (and seemingly trite or overused) idea and turning it into a captivating story. Read on: https://janefriedman.com/develop-idea-great-story/

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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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