Category Archives: Writing career

Retirement, a Mixed Blessing

As I review this post, I think a warning is in order: This situation is almost, though perhaps not entirely, a woman’s issue. A writer friend of mine recently retired from her day job, thrilled to have so much more … Continue reading

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Characters Gone Wild

  I guess it’s both the actress and the psychotherapist in me, but my ears always perk up when I hear someone say, “but that was so out of character for him (or her).” Yet now that I think about … Continue reading

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Organizing tips

Organizing all the things can be hard and it’s pretty easy to drop the ball if you have too many must-do’s on your list. For authors, life can be a mess of deadlines, ideas scribbled on bits of coffee stained … Continue reading

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A Midriff Bulge or a Sagging Middle?

One of the things I’ve noticed as a writer is the phenomenon known as the what-the-hell-is-supposed-to-happen-next syndrome, otherwise known as the missing, or the over-congested, or the oh-so-boring middle. I’ve only written 10 books, but I’ve read at least a … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Theatre

  ) It was in middle school where I found my first love all those years ago, and it wasn’t a boy, or, God forbid, one of the Beatles, but rather an extracurricular class called Acting for the Stage. As … Continue reading

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GUEST POST! How to Get Over a Bad Book Review, by Rebecca Neely

Please welcome Rebecca Neely! Beckie’s excellent article on dealing with the emotion –often difficult–following a bad review is invaluable to not only new and debut authors but seasoned authors as well. Beckie, thanks for sharing! How to Get Over a … Continue reading

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Signing Sightings

Not exactly easy, carrying around a suitcase full of books, bookmarks, candy and other assorted swag and treats, but I do it as often as I can. What am I talking about? Book signing, of course. I’ve done quite of bit … Continue reading

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A peek beneath the surface

  I love this image of a novel. The book that a reader holds in their hands is only the visible result, the majestic iceberg soaring out of the water. Underneath the surface is all the work and layers that … Continue reading

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Keep On Keeping On

Lately our household has been deluged by one crazy event after another. If the holidays weren’t enough, now I’m having to deal with a grandson born 11 weeks early, a husband who has spent over two weeks in the ICU, … Continue reading

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Readers make me smile!

I am a firm believer that the stories in a book are a collaborative work between the writer and the reader. As a writer I work hard to find just the right words to describe my world and bring my … Continue reading

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