Category Archives: Writer’s Life

The Perfect Relationship: Writer, Editor, and Critique Partners

Critiquing well is a two way street, whether you’re using an editor, beta readers, or other writers as critiquing partners. The person giving the feedback needs to be willing to adjust it to meet the needs of the person he … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocked and Ran Away. But Don’t Worry, I Caught It

Sometimes when an opportunity knocks, you have to open the door, regardless of whether or not you’re still in your pajamas and slippers. Or in my case, when a thousand butterflies are flying around in my stomach, as my finger … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block- I Think Not!

Inevitably, there will come a time when you run into a roadblock in your writing, and you don’t know how to proceed. If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll keep pressing on and pressing on (even if your writing … Continue reading

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Critique Groups

A critique group can be defined as a lot of things, but to me, it’s simply a group of people who get together to go over their writing. If you are a writer and you aren’t in one, I highly … Continue reading

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Not Driving Myself Crazy

I’ve been working on not driving myself crazy these past couple of weeks. “Goddess of Death” has been on my mind, but it isn’t enough for it to be a good story, it needs to be awesome. It’s hard not … Continue reading

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Come to the Dark Side

There is something intoxicating about writing a story and constantly asking, what more can I do to this character? And the pleasure of the story is only intensified when you ask, what’s the next unexpected twist? But these are exactly … Continue reading

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A Few Nuggets

I’m sorry if I’ve been a bit MIA lately, but there are a few nuggets of information I thought worth sharing. A few… what to do, and what not to do, when writing a short story. But first, you might … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends

As I’m doing (hopefully my final) edits on my current book, I’m noticing that one of my major issues is that I’ve left some loose ends. I’ve been so focused on the entire series, I think I forgot how frustrating … Continue reading

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A Life of Editing

Some people love their first-draft. Others hate it. Some people live for their second-draft, where they can sprinkle in all the “good” stuff (now that the foundation is done). I’m definitely a first-draft kind of girl. I love the excitement … Continue reading

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Going to Jail

Kelly’s hands went numb. Painful tingling spread down her arms.   “What does that mean?” For the first time in the years they’d worked together, her lawyer avoided her gaze. “You got ten years.” “T—Te—Ten…” “Put your head between your legs.” … Continue reading

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