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ACTION, by example

One of the things I try to teach my clients–mostly new authors–is how to create tension during action scenes. How to accelerate readers’ heart rate and make them race through the pages. It’s an easy trick: stronger verbs, shorter sentences … Continue reading

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A Southern Season: FREE!

For this week only, you can get A Southern Season for you Kindle, free! This collection includes my novella, Ice Melts in Spring, which is a 2019 Selah Award finalist (winners announced in May). All the stories are set in the … Continue reading

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Wayfarer–the birth of a superhero

Katie has a new one!!! And for KM Weiland fans everywhere, it’s about time. Katie takes time with her work, going over it with such a fine-toothed comb that by the time she sends it to me, there’s nothing more … Continue reading

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The Write Path, with guest Betty Owens

In perfect timing after after Monday’s “The Dangers of SOTP Writing” article, Betty Thomason Owens shares a positive experience with writing by the seat of the pants. Three cheers for chasing rabbits . . . I had the perfect plan for my … Continue reading

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The Dangers of SOTP Writing

SOTP Writing: writing by the seat of your pants. No outline, no written plan, no safety net. That’s how I started. That’s how many authors still produce their stories. The successful ones have developed ways, as I have, not to … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Especially for Writers

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The Revision Stage

I read my manuscript for Ride to the Altar all the way through, and it’s as bad as I thought. Oy vey. In “2 Tips for Genre Mash-up,” I explained that working two entirely different genres in one book can be difficult … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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5 Decluttering Techniques for Authors

When I saw this image, the first thing that popped into my mind was that I need to declutter the entire house—something that’s been on my mind for the past four years MSB has said he wants to retire. Decluttering … Continue reading

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