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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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Favorite Titles from 2017

Sometimes I wish I could just quit everything and read, don’t you? I wish I could earn a living simply by reading. Well, I do read a lot of manuscripts, but that’s a different job. I read 24 books in … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Dialogue

Ever since our vocabulary extended beyond “Mama” and “Dada,” most of us have been engaged in verbal communication, although true communication is rarely limited to voice alone. Human dialogue, human interaction, is a complex series of mechanisms that dictate how … Continue reading

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Pat and Talon–Through Katie’s Eyes

When Patricia Talbert first met Katie Pierson, her immediate response was pure jealousy. A natural reaction, considering Katie wrapped herself around Talon Carlson like sparkly Christmas paper. But Katie, Chance Davis, and Talon have history together, having been raised in … Continue reading

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Three *Very* Different Books

One of my favorite perks in this business is the opportunity to read and review books for friends. So far as I know, most writers get to do this–some more than others, and some enjoy it more than others. Some … Continue reading

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10 Commandments for Christian Writers

I’m participating in a blog hop with other ladies from Pelican Book Group. I’m late, I’m afraid–everyone else put their work up yesterday. Since I already had plans for yesterday, I’m putting my post up today. A rare Thursday post. … Continue reading

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Fastball

You’re a scout for a college baseball team. You travel all over the state, watching high school games with an eye toward recruiting the best of the best. The handful of guys that’ll give your college team the edge. You … Continue reading

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Little Oops–Big Oops

One of my clients sent me an email chock-full of apologies for making me suffer through all those typos!  “I’m so embarrassed!” “Ha! That’s nothin’!” says I. Seriously–do you know what I did last month? No, of course not. I … Continue reading

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Pen Names II — The Retraction

Once upon a time, I wrote a post about the “powers-that-be” and the wisdom of ignoring them about half the time. I should’ve taken my own advice. Rules change, and what’s the “right thing to do” today won’t be right … Continue reading

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Pen Names

What do you think of “Glenna Galloway”? Good name for an Irish mystery/thriller writer? The consensus is that if an author wants to write in different genres, she should have different names for each genre–unless they’re closely related. As Linda … Continue reading

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