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Out of This (Kindle) World – @kindleworlds

Trying My Hand at Kindle Worlds After three weeks of non-stop edits on my book, my brain has officially gone off the tracks. My progress has derailed. I’m sitting at a whistle stop letting off steam, looking up train expressions on The … Continue reading

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Write Away – “Petrichor”

Gotta love those interesting words.  This week, I’m thinking about, “Petrichor.”  (#amwriting) – A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. – Find this definition at oxforddictionaries.com. – Coined in the 1960’s. Do … Continue reading

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Write Away – “Canting”

Gotta love those interesting words. This week, I’m obsessing about, “Canting” (No, not catting).  Here are 3 of the many definitions: – To bevel; form an oblique surface upon. – To put in an oblique position; tilt; tip. – To throw with … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015 is Half Over!

In 2014, I participated in NaNoWriMo, along with other writers throughout the country and the world.  I wrote a minimum of 1,667 words a day between November 1st and 30th.  When it was over, lo and behold, I’d completed a Shitty First Draft (SFD) of … Continue reading

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Animals Who Think They’re People (#6)

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Is there really time to blog?

I recently received a tweet from my friend @tarasheets, and it  linked to her blog posting about PNWA’s upcoming conference.  It reminded me that we’ll get to hang out with other writers, as well as agents and editors at the event in the third week … Continue reading

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PNWA 2013 Writer’s Conference – What Did You Learn?

Bummer, it’s over.  The 2013 PNWA Writers Conference finished this last Sunday and I’m excited to use what I’ve learned!  I had a wonderful time and I’ve dedicated this posting to a trip report, from the perspective of both a writer … Continue reading

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Jump, You Big Chicken, Jump!

What enables someone to fling themselves into the Blogosphere, pushing past fear of failure in a very public way?  I think it’s a combination of knowledge, chutzpa, and knowing they’re not alone.  I salute these brave souls. I’ve talked about … Continue reading

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