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Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Queen Riding Darth

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Queen Riding Darth

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Feeling Gravity’s Pull,” R.E.M. Writing and the Writing Life: Are you waiting on pins and needles like me, waiting for those rejection letters? Get the suspense out of your system with the Rejection Letter Generator! the real ones […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Gandalf skateboarding

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Gandalf skateboarding

Song playing right now on my playlist: “I Shall Believe,” by Sheryl Crowe Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy write a great post on verbs you use that imply assumption, but you might not have intended it that way. Seems So: Are Your Characters Making […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtroopers relaxing in a pool

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtroopers relaxing in a pool

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Sally MacLennane” by The Pogues. Writing and the Writing Life: Writing Books is a Lot Like Competing in American Idol Sarah LaPolla takes a look at The Hunger Games and how movies end literary trends. The Trend Games Are […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Vader In A Kilt On A Unicycle Playing Bagpipes (I Kid You Not)

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Vader In A Kilt On A Unicycle Playing Bagpipes (I Kid You Not)

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats Writing and the Writing Life: Dealing with back story in your opening chapter? Linda Clare has some tips: Don’t Look Back: Dealing with Flash Backs Mooderino talks about getting writing advice and how […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Vader Hugging a Unicorn

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Vader Hugging a Unicorn

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Bittersweet Symphony,” by the Verve. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Writing and the Writing Life: Are your characters constantly trying to stand, run, smile? Well did they succeed or not? You could be weakening your prose. Janice Hardy explores […]

Polishing my Pitch for the FF&P Fantasy on the Bayou Conference this weekend

Polishing my Pitch for the FF&P Fantasy on the Bayou Conference this weekend

I’ve had a nervous stomach since last Wednesday when I realized this conference was only a little over a week away. Now it’s only a couple of days. Eeep! Been hitting the Chamomile Tea pretty hard to calm the ole stomach…. Reason I’m nervous? Not […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Mr. Darcy lollipop

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Mr. Darcy lollipop

Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy with Fundamental Check: Do Your Scenes Have What They Need? and Leave the Breadcrumbs Behind: Are You Asking — and Answering — the Right Story Questions? and What’s Their Story? Discovering the Front Story of Your Non-Point of View Characters (Can you tell I […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Geek V-Day cards

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Geek V-Day cards

Writing and the Writing Life: Mooderino delivers up a post on how to find the Goldilocks zone in writing, not too vague not too obvious, in Writing Without Too Much On The Nose Chuck Wendig offers up a counter post to his popular one of what […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/18/11

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/18/11

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’ll share a snippet from my time-travel romance WIP. I currently have this out to Beta readers for feedback and hope to be in a position to query for agents in the new year. Here’s […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jane Austen to Klingon Monopoly

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jane Austen to Klingon Monopoly

Writing: Janice Hardy has advice on how to recognize plot devices: Knowing the Future: Avoiding Predictable Plots Through Plot Exposure In Romancelandia, the Smart Bitches had a lively discussion this week on Virginity Cliches in Romance For those also trying to perfect their query, Roni Loren can […]