Writing The Old-Fashioned Way

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  • Writing The Old-Fashioned Way

    Writing The Old-Fashioned Way

    I wrote my first novel longhand. No, I’m not that old that I didn’t have a laptop, but I didn’t have the sleek light-weight versions we do today. You’re probably wondering why I would do such a thing when I had a laptop and desktop in my apartment. Let me take you back a ways. […]

  • I Did It My Way!

    I Did It My Way!

    Cue up the popular song by Frank Sinatra and you’ll know what I’m talking about. All kidding aside, I broke the rules and did it my way. Really, I did. When I was first published as an author, it was in an entirely different genre. Cool and exciting. I learned a lot since then and…

  • Girls (and Everyone) Just Want to Have Fun. 

    Girls (and Everyone) Just Want to Have Fun. 

     Hey, don’t we all just want to have a little fun now and again? Don’t we deserve it?  My point? Reading is one of the greatest luxuries in life and yet, it truly does provide a path to fun. But sometimes the respite of reading brings a little guilt. You’re trading time with family, friends,…

  • Cast Your Characters

    Cast Your Characters

    I attended a writer’s weekend where the group leader challenged attendees to cast their characters in their current manuscript. We dug in, flipping through magazines and printouts, searching for celebrities or models who visually represented the fictional characters in our books. The workshop leaders even challenged us to take it one step further and write…

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