Since I missed last week, these linkies go back 2 weeks. Enjoy! Song playing right now on my playlist: “A Postcard to Henry Purcell,” from the Pride & Prejudice (2005) soundtrack. Writing and the Writing Life: Roz Morris on why writing rules matter: Love writing? Love the tools of the language A new way of looking at why […]

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Still needing some sleep, but am mostly recovered from Mardi Gras. Since I missed last week, these linkies go back 2 weeks. Enjoy! Song playing right now on my playlist: “The Promise,” from The Piano soundtrack. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has a trick for finding your POV’s voice: Need Voice? Think Out Loud. […]

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Ah, another Saturday morning and I’m sipping a cup of Yerba Maté tea and listening to the sweet sounds of raccoons fighting in the ceiling and walls above and around me. Song playing right now on my playlist: “He Won’t Go,” Adele. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has an awesome spreadsheet linked in […]

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Writing and the Writing Life: Lydia Sharp has some good advice for those in the query stage: Back to Basics – Writing a Query (slash) Pitch (slash) Jacket Blurb Kristen Lamb explores why you should only give away something for free if it’s not free: R-E-S-P-E-C-T isn’t FREE!!! Lynette Labelle has some good tips to work on in […]

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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 love her posts?) Jane Friedman as thoughts on 5 Attitudes Toward […]

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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 not to do: 25 Things Writers Should Starting Doing (ASAFP) […]

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Today we have a guest blogger for Firefly Friday, where we examine a writing tip using the TV Show Firefly to help illustrate. This is my first guest blogger, so am excited! He’s a regular commenter on the Firefly Friday posts and graciously agreed to write a post for me. Thank you Jim Ross! Jim […]

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Welcome to the next installment of Firefly Friday, where we examine a writing tip chestnut and marry it to my favorite TV show Firefly to illustrate the tip. Today’s topic: Scene and chapter breaks. One of my favorite writing craft books is James Scott Bell’s Plot & Structure: (Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot […]

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It’s getting colder down here in Mobile, brrr! Here’s my roundup of of blog posts I found helpful this week, plus my geeky obsessions that I came across. Enjoy! Writing: Romance writers, two must-read posts this week: Five things romance writers should know about vaginas and Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension […]

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Welcome to the next installment of Firefly Friday, where we examine a writing tip chestnut and marry it to my favorite TV show Firefly to illustrate the tip. Setting ain’t just a pretty backdrop. If done right, it can add multiple layers of meaning to your novel or even become a “character” in its own […]

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