Category Archives: Writing Tips

Things I’ve learned

Simile: A Writer’s Best Tool

I offered a quick review of The Edge of Recall in my post, “Hodgepodge News,” a few weeks ago, but what I didn’t do was quote what is now one of my favorite similes in all of fictiondom: Petra flicked … Continue reading

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When Writing Time is Sparse

So here’s the deal: back in 2012, I started working on a novel called Southern Challenge. Got a few chapters written, fell in love with it—then had to quit on it so I could turn Give the Lady a Ride into … Continue reading

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Step-by-Stepping: Cut the Dross from Your Writing

I read my Tosca Lee newsletter for writers this morning, and right there, under the label of #4, was the paragraph I’ve been trying to tell my clients for quite some time: Cut anything that does not move the story … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers: NaNo Edition

For those stressing to make the goal on the last day:

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Especially for Authors: NaNo 2018 Edition

Dear NaNo Writers who are sacrificing November to do what you love: You’re on the homestretch. Hang in there!

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Especially for Writers: NaNo Edition

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Tips for Participating in Novella Collections

The newly published A Southern Season is the third novella collection I’ve participated in, the first that was traditionally published, and I can tell you—I love writing novellas and being in collections. As I’ve mentioned before, I use these novellas to … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Especially for Writers

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