What I’m reading right now, in between fiction books, is Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race by T.W. Rolleston and it’s reaffirming my love for several things: the really old books, and history books. As some of these old history books can be, I expected it to be pretty dry, but have found myself pleasantly surprised! […]

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I’m back after almost a month! I missed y’all! NEWS: I landed an agent! I actually had three offers! I want to thank all of you who have regularly commented since I started doing #sixsunday almost a year ago. Your support kept me thinking positive even when I faced rejections! Some of you even helped Beta! […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “I Shall Believe,” by Sheryl Crow Writing and the Writing Life: For those short story writers, the deadline for the Tennessee Wiliams/NOLA Fiction contest is approaching Agent @carlywatters tweeted recently: “Looking 4 upmarket, stand alone thriller/mystery like The Little Stranger, Gone Girl, The Betrayal. Contemp or historical” Agent @KL_Grady recently tweeted: “Also, […]

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This was prepared by me as a presentation for this month’s Mobile Writer’s Guild monthly meeting and cross-posted on their website. I thought it could be useful to those outside their reach, so thought I’d post it here too. First: What is NaNoWriMo? It’s an acronym for National Novel Writing Month, which is a project […]

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I can finally announce the news officially that I’ve been hinting about in posts. I GOT AN AGENT! The news became official while I was out of town for Georgia’s Moonlight & Magnolia Conference so I could only announce my good news on my social networks. For some reason it won’t feel really official until […]

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I had a fellow writer friend ask my advice about the right time to submit to agents. She had everything mapped out admirably in her calendar, including sending it off to a freelance editor. She was doing everything right, except for one thing. She wanted to know if she could slot the query process into […]

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Keanu Reeves Seriously! Read on, and I’ll make a believer out of you! I was first alerted to this by seeing a bio of romance author Liz Matis and her answer to the question “Who would you prefer to go on a date with, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or someone else?” Her answer? “Hands down, no […]

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