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Write as if your life depends on it.

Writing is hard. Okay, allow me to expand on my initial words. Writing fiction capable of holding a reader in the story until she, or he, reaches THE END is damn difficult. Truth time. How many books have you read … Continue reading

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May-December relationships between older women and younger men and why they rock!

While I wrote The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer’s Wish, I constantly questioned myself whether a May-December romance could work between an older woman and a younger man.  The book is more than a story of older an woman fantasizing … Continue reading

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Contemporary women’s fiction and its distant relative, romance.

When I started writing on a more serious level, which meant having my eye on publishing my work instead of writing and shredding the pages, I foolishly thought I was writing romantic drama. Why? Well, I used Nicholas Sparks as … Continue reading

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When Genius Strikes an Author of Contemporary Women’s Fiction

All writers have them. Those ah-ha moments when a plot piece falls into place or a saggy middle suddenly becomes a pivotal hill. Those brilliant words that threaten to explode in our heads. Ah, the joy! Unfortunately, my words seem … Continue reading

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10 things I learned on my way to becoming a self-published author.

#1: Ice cream is therapeutic. Why my doctor would recommend I stop eating it is beyond me. Without a daily hit of Ben and Jerry, The Summer of Annah would have never been published. My recommendation for aspiring indie-publishers–stock up! … Continue reading

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Turning coal into diamonds!

Many writers call their first drafts, for lack of any imagination, crap! I can only assume those writers are paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway, who once said: “The first draft of anything is shit.” Allow me to put Hemingway’s quote in perspective. … Continue reading

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Failure and Marketing

According to historians, Thomas Edison once said ‘I’ve failed my way to success.’ Hmm. He is also quoted as saying, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ And, let’s not forget about Albert Einstein’s famous … Continue reading

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I think I can!

Have you ever read the story about the little engine that chugged up the steep hill? He kept repeating to himself (yes, he was a talking engine) ‘I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.’ He … Continue reading

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