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February 11, 2016

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." ~ Albert Einstein




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February 6, 2016

Tuesday is release day for Liar, Liar, Heart's Desire, (the conclusion to Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer) so I thought it would be a good time to give you a snippet.




A tiny bit of background and setting... Cleo and Alec are fixing themselves grilled cheese and tomato soup. Earlier Alec stated that perfect crimes were a rare occurrence.

  “If you wanted to murder someone, how would you do it?” Cleo asked.

  Alec smiled. Good. Her mind was working again. He topped half the bread slic...
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Published on February 06, 2016 20:37 • 6 views

February 4, 2016

The fundamental fantasy of the romance novel isn't a sexual fantasy. These are novels of female empowerment—stories in which women emerge victorious from every obstacle that life throws their way ~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Published on February 04, 2016 00:00 • 5 views

January 31, 2016

January 28, 2016

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader ~ not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. ~ E.L. Doctorow




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January 24, 2016

Thought I'd share some odds and ends about writing that I've learned over time.

One of the pitfalls of switching back and forth between stories: mixing up character names between stories. I suppose that might hold true for reading as well.

Whenever I hear the term "creative non-fiction," I'm immediately skeptical that there's any truth to be had.

I'm not a big fan of audiobooks--unless I'm on a road trip. Nothing better to make long trips through boring scenery pass painlessly. The one th...
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January 21, 2016

You can’t tell stories about sunshine. ~ Garrison Keillor

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January 17, 2016

Sometimes I really hate being a pantser.

I've reached what I figure is about the 1/3 point in Knight Vision. Thirty-two thousand words. The story is set up. The complications are set up. And suddenly, I had no idea what came next. In other words, what came next was too boring to write. (This is my version of writer's block.)

I thought about switching to another project to give everything time to gestate. Sometimes that works. Sometimes it doesn't.

I also really hate that I'm not one of tho...
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January 14, 2016

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ~ Albert Einstein

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January 10, 2016

If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to see spoilers, leave now.

So I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not just saw it, but made an event of it and saw it at my local IMAX theater.



Let me be clear right now. I did not hate the movie. There were some very enjoyable bits in it. But was I disappointed? Hell, yes.

Before I get into the whys and wherefores, let me clarify what my hopes and expectations were for the movie.
I saw the original Star Wars in August of 1977. Even...
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Published on January 10, 2016 00:00 • 5 views