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WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM, A quote by Ray Bradbury

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury Advertisements

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PULP FICTION BOOK COVERS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING….

We’ve come a long way since  pulp-fiction book covers like these graced the corner drugstore’s book racks. Or have we? You be the judge. ****************************************************************************** I’ve looked at this and looked at this and I can’t figure out what’s going … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM a Quote by Michael Crichton

Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it. Michael Crichton

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WEDNESDAY’S WISDOM, A Quote from William Faulkner

  “Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, … Continue reading

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QUOTING JAMES MICHENER

Love this… *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * I never thought of myself as a good … Continue reading

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ONE WRITER’S TAKE ON THE PROCESS OF WRITING

Cynthia Robertson recently tagged me to participate in an authors’ blog tour on the process of writing. Cynthia is not only an excellent writer, book reviewer and editor; but also a perceptive critique partner and good friend. She was the … Continue reading

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TENSION OVERLOAD AND RESOLUTION

I’ve arrived at my least favorite part of writing a novel–I call it tension overload and resolution. No matter what the genre, novels need that moment of danger when all seems to be lost, the heroine has been tied to … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing on Amazon #2

There’s a lot to overcome when an author makes the decision to self-publish. Criticism is at the top of the list and some of that criticism is justified. There’s a lot of poorly written, poorly edited, poorly formatted, self-published crap out there.  When I decided … Continue reading

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Tagging, Tattooes and Time Travel

I’ve been sadly remiss over the past few weeks. I’ve been tagged for various blogging awards and games that I haven’t responded to. My mother, who was very much a lady, would be horrified. Rudeness wasn’t tolerated in our home … Continue reading

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KEPT SECRETS

When I first started writing Kept Secrets I didn’t know what I was doing. My instincts were good, but I didn’t understand all the things a writer needs to understand to put a book together and make it work. In my world, point-of-view was … Continue reading

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