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Five Reasons Authors Should Blog

Every day, WordPress sends blog ideas to its subscribers via The Daily Post. Usually I just watch these things go by. Sometimes I read what other bloggers have written.  But on Tuesday the daily prompt was “Why do you blog?” Fantastic question! 1.  Progress Report:  I started this blog to […]

April 18, 2013

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Why Prologues and Adverbs Get a Bum Rap

The prologue, like the humble adverb, is a despised thing among writers so I’ve learned.  So much so that, if you can believe the rhetoric, a manuscript of 90,000 words daring to contain one adverb is in danger of being denounced as rubbish and cast aside by agents – its […]

February 25, 2013

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Why Writing Groups Are Important

Writing is lonely business.  For someone like me, who’s used to spending her days interacting with lots of different people, the solitude of the writing life can be a bit of a shock.  The cats are always with me when I’m working of course, but they don’t laugh at my […]

February 18, 2013

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The Next Big Thing: Blog Hop

A blog hop is like a game of literary tag for writers with blogs.  On January 30, 2013, I was fortunate enough to be tagged by Irish author Lesley Richardson.  So now, I’m “it.”  My job is to answer a few questions about a project I’m working on, and include […]

February 6, 2013

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Finally … I can go back to work!

You know you’re in the right job when you can’t wait to get back to work.  The holidays were fantastic, but I missed my story.  Since I already have ideas for books two and three, I’m anxious to finish writing book one. My laptop has been out of commission most […]

January 3, 2013

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Book Trailers: The Future of Publishing?

I think book trailers are the best thing since sliced bread.  I say this as a reader, a former PR professional and an author.  If publishing companies want to stay afloat in this economy, I think they’re going to have to start investing more of their marketing budgets in high […]

November 15, 2012

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