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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 4 – How To Avoid the Squishy Middle?

No, we’re not talking about diets. We are talking about the most fatal part of a book, the part where if it’s not interesting anymore, the reader closes it for another day. I was talking to a book reviewer about … Continue reading

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A Lot in Preparation

There is a lot in preparation, especially at this time of year. This year I was overly ambitious and decided to invite quite a bit of my family for the holidays. I realize there may be arguments, tense moments, fun … Continue reading

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Whispers of Snow Paranormal-Scope

Lately, every time the weather analysts say, “Snow,” it doesn’t manifest. But this time may be different. While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 3 – Do Your Characters Breathe?

Is it the story or the characters that captures the hearts of readers? In talking to people, whenever they talk about a book or movie, they immediately mention the characters by name. The problem in the book may be important … Continue reading

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My Own Caribbean Nights by Stacy Hoff

News of Puerto Rico’s devastation from September’s Hurricane Maria had been difficult to watch. I hope this magnificent island keeps on recovering. I feel connected to PR; I must have visited at least a half-dozen times. I’ve been going there … Continue reading

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Logic vs. Heart

The human mind is amazing. When I think of all the journeys I’ve gone on based on my mind interpreting another person’s works, it is astounding. That being said, it’s not like our minds are without fault and even worse, … Continue reading

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New Website! by Mandy Rosko

Sooooo, I’ve been offered some help on my website and I’ve decided to take it. Of course I felt guilty over it because it’s help from someone I know is super busy, and my website was a complete tangled mess … Continue reading

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