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All You Need is Love

I adore this box.  Was it specially crafted by a family member?  No.  Close friend?  No.  As a matter of fact, I have no idea who made it.  My mom got it somewhere from a craft convention or sidewalk vendor … Continue reading

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Don’t Sacrifice Your Characters on the Altar of Plot

  I can hear it now.  Authors freaking out.  Writers throwing their pens at me in abandon.  “Sometimes the character MUST DIE.”  (Just ask George R.R. Martin.) We’re not talking about killing a character here.  If it’s central to the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Imperfections

I’ve had this little stuffed dog since I was eight…that would be time measured in decades.  He doesn’t have the fancy scarves that many of my other stuffed animals had, nor is he particularly big.  But I’ve always loved this … Continue reading

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Quiet Time

I’m in a creative lull.  Not that I don’t have a million projects to work on.  I do.  And I’m not ‘stuck’.  On two of my books, I know exactly what’s going to happen next.  I could write five pages … Continue reading

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Nerves of Diamond

I need the hardest substance…and steel just won’t cut it. Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m nervous.  When I posted the When, Were, & Howl Series, I wasn’t even the slightest bit worried about its reception. I wrote it as a … Continue reading

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Crop Rotation and Creativity

There are times when I’m drained, when there is not a creative thought left in my head. I may be half-way through a novel and suddenly come up empty. For a while, I berated myself for those days when I … Continue reading

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