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Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Write the End Before the Beginning

Yesterday, I had the great good pleasure of chatting on Facebook with Laura Heffernan about Sweet Reality, her latest novel. Effervescent and wide-open fun, our conversation zipped, darted, and turned upside down the way that I have always believed that a novel was written. I write the ending first, she said and laughed. My agent… Continue reading Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Write the End Before the Beginning

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My Goal: 100 Responses

She started it. I enjoy her smart, wise, terrific writing, thrill at her unique take on the world and fascinating life experiences. When I ran my eyes down my array of marvelous posts to read, I gasped at how she’d once again expressed the singular nugget of beauty that I’d spent ages tumbling useless rocks… Continue reading My Goal: 100 Responses

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The Book I’m Too Scared to Read…and It’s Not Written by Stephen King

Last night, I sat in stunned horror as R. P. Eddy talked about the book he co-authored with Richard A. Clarke called WARNINGS: FINDING CASSANDRAS TO STOP CATASTROPHES. As Cassandra predicted doom for her beloved Troy and was unable to convince anyone to heed her warning, experts foresaw and bellowed warnings to those in charge… Continue reading The Book I’m Too Scared to Read…and It’s Not Written by Stephen King

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Writing Inside Out (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)

What’s it gonna be: Leave range to play the true game? Stay yearning rookie?   Picture the scene: B movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Black and white. Noirish dark, clever staging, meaningful shadow. Shifty character approaches hero, unties trench coat, reveals bewildering array of jewelry. That’s how it can feel when you declare… Continue reading Writing Inside Out (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)