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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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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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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 2

You have started your fiction novel, and you have found you’re one of two kinds of writer. You’re either a “pantser” (one who writes from the seat of your pants) or a plotter (one who figures it all out). I … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 1

We begin with a pause. That’s my granddaughter Penny decorating the Christmas tree. Why the pause? Because it’s important for writers to live life. Besides you never know when it will show up in a book. Your life, your advertures, … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 1

Lately I’ve been getting things in flashes.  Then this topic occurred to me.  First off, I have to say I’m writing from my perspective.  What I need may or may not be what another writer needs.  But I figure that … Continue reading

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Helping Other Writers, Part 1

Even though I’ve only just started in my career in paranormal romance, already I feel the need to give back.  So today, I going to give pointers that I hope you’ll find as helpful as I have. Save and Keep … Continue reading

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Girls’ Night Out, Part 1

One of the things I really enjoy is getting together with my close girl friends. We’ve been friends for 25+ years. One or two of them closer to 3O+ years. One of the things we like to do is cook … Continue reading

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