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The most boring part of writing…and goals

Has to be editing. I don’t mean revising where you figure out what is wrong and how to fix it–that can be fun. No, I mean taking someone else’s comments–frequently just noting repeated words, or missed commas–and trolling through your manuscript to fix them. BOR-ING. So, as you...

Writing Articles

I added a page on my web site for articles on writing by me. Right now I only have three up, but thought I’d post a link here in case anyone was curious. They pretty much cover my plotting process.

Great Villains…

Have you all read or seen The Devil Wears Prada? I just finished the movie last night–well kind of, the disc was cracked and stopped RIGHT at the end (but that’s another story). Anyway, how great was Miranda? I mean really–did you love her or hate her or both? Lauren Weisberger created one...

What’s your story…question, that is…

I am in the process of reading Scene and Structure by Jack Bickham. I really recommend it, if you haven’t read it yet. It takes a lot of information from Swain’s book and makes them much easier (at least for me) to digest. Anyway, Bickham talks a lot about the story question. Reading what he has...

Charmed vs. Hex

In case you aren’t familiar with these two series, Charmed is the story of three sister witches who fight demons, date (sometimes the demons they wind up fighting), and in general look way better in crop tops than any of us could ever dream of. Hex is a new series on BBC featuring a teenage witch with...

Bellwether…

I don’t know if you have noticed, but I have added “the last 5 books I read” and “currently reading” to my sidebar. Little hint, if something shows in currently reading and then doesn’t make it into “the last 5 books I read” it means it isn’t something I...

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