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How Bullying Made Me a Writer

My daughter, who is seven years old, was punched in the head Tuesday afternoon by a boy in her class.  It was bad enough that she was sent to the nurse’s office and ice had to be applied.  On the … Continue reading

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Outline? The Scared Deer in the Headlights Look

Outlining.  It’s a love-hate word for writers.  I’ll admit that before I wrote my first book, I had no idea this sort of thing existed.  You mean there’s people out there who write an outline for their book BEFORE they … Continue reading

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My First Rejection Letter -Feeling Excited

This morning I got my first rejection letter.  The timing of it was  perfect.  I’ve been sick, yesterday was my birthday, I woke up hacking up a lung, and waiting for me in my inbox was the letter.   So, … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game -Second Guessing

Here’s a “not so exciting” part about writing . . . waiting.  Right now I’m waiting to hear back from a certain publisher on one of my short stories -and it’s three months.  I was doing ok with the waiting … Continue reading

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Have you ever written a Query Letter?

So, I’m finding myself petrified at the thought of writing a query letter. The agent I’ve been following for a while has finally opened to unsolicited submissions with a promise to read every query letter personally. I’ve just now looked … Continue reading

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