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Keep Your Serial Fresh

Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep things fresh. Milk left in the fridge too long goes sour. Meat spoils, even in a freezer. You know this if you’ve ever cooked a freezer-burned steak. Bleech! If you don’t close up … Continue reading

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Beyond Ebony and Ivory – Elle Hill

“Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony.”                                                             I just finished a … Continue reading

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Are You Still Listening?

In my last blog to you, I spoke of listening and how to listen, to make an effort to listen to others. How did you do? Have you already forgotten? Sometimes, I have to admit I do interrupt, but it … Continue reading

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My Top Five Favorite (Writerly) Things by Rebecca Heflin

A writer-friend recently asked me what my go-to craft books are, so I thought I’d share those with you here today. Goal, Motivation, & Conflict by Debra Dixon is a must-have tool for any fiction writer. Her clear, concise explanation … Continue reading

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Closing the Arcs: Walking Hand in Hand with My Characters

I am finishing Storm Watch, the third book in the Unfinished Business series. Synchronicities, a theme I touched on last time, abound. It’s been difficult to keep up the momentum, but it’s not writer’s block. Storm Watch is more than half complete. I have lived with these characters for over 10 years. But I have lived with myself for many more, which is probably the reason. Continue reading

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Creating a Cast of Characters

Squee! I have a new release–August 10–to be exact. SLEEPING WITH ELVIS is a contemporary romance with plenty of suspense and humor. It’s close to being a romantic suspense and at times a romantic comedy. I’m a genre straddler. What … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

Are you really listening? As authors, many of us are introverts, perfectly happy to spend hours alone in silence with only our imaginary friends to talk to. Others of us love to write, but we also love to talk. I … Continue reading

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