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How Many Eyeballs Does It Take to Make a Book?

We live in an age in which a person can write a book, type “The End” and immediately  publish it on multiple platforms. That’s one look from one set of eyes. The next person who sees it is the reader. The … Continue reading

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Just When You Think The Book is Done…

The euphoria of finishing a novel, which for me is generally a yearlong process, fades quickly when the editing starts. I thought I’d overcome the perils of being a panster (rather than a plotter) by working with a developmental editor. … 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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Hello, Hemingway!

This week I discovered the most wonderful app on the planet. If I’d had this, I wonder if I’d needed to spend all those $$$ on an MFA . . . just kidding. But seriously, this app can be extremely … Continue reading

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Authorial Aggravations – Elle Hill

I recently stumbled across one author’s list of things never to say to an author. I pored through it, nodding my head vigorously at some of her points and shaking my head at others. The post started me wondering: Do peeps … Continue reading

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Reading Wide

One of the things I never realized would stimulate my writing muse is reading wide. By this I mean venturing out beyond my usual, favorite genres, and reading (or listening) to books that would otherwise never have snagged my interest. … Continue reading

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How Writing is Like Sea Glass

My husband and I win the gold medal for Failing Vacations. One night into our “staycation” we descended for a hard-earned Green Arrow binge night only to find our basement completely flooded. Another time, a four-wheeler fell on my head—no, … Continue reading

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Those Manuscripts Under the Bed

Every author remembers their first book or short story. The one they labored over. Cried over, and most times, shoved in the closet, under the bed, buried deep in computer files, or in the garbage. I’m no different. Last week … Continue reading

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Editng, Edioting, Editing, by Char Chaffin

Hi Everyone! I’m on the road with Mr. Don (the most romantic man in the world), traveling to our winter home in South Texas. And as usual I’m not only dealing with spotty internet but also the Mother of all … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally – by Dorlana Vann

I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually … Continue reading

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