April 29, 2012
Path Less Traveled: The Writer's Version

Day two was long and I had my appointment with a big publisher editor and she didn't like any real part of my book. No problem because I really wasn't too sold on them either. In 10 minutes I mainly found out what they were looking for, which told me that for the moment they […]

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April 23, 2012
Spit Polishing an Old Penny

To write well I must be able to take a common phrase and spice it up so readers don’t yawn. So it’s time to reinvent an old and worn phrase.  There are so many to choose from: “The early bird gets the worm,” “Come hell or high water,” “He/She’s easy on the eyes,” and numerous […]

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April 19, 2012
Rocking Gnomes to Sleep

Working on a new story and I love the idea but I'm not sure about the execution. Why is it while I am in the middle of the creation process the creeping doubt gnomes start gnawing on my confidence? Those pesky little buggers watch the words flow onto the page and scoff, "Stupid, lame," and […]

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