Tag Archives: writing novels

On Chili and Gumbo and Writing in Genre

I forgot to write a post for Monday. I don’t know why. I’m late today, but this time I do know why–I can’t think what to write about. The only thing that comes to mind is the Chili Cook-off we had at … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pain

Their names are Billy and Jeana Churchill, and they’re on one of the Cancer Center of America commercials. CCA has several commercials featuring different people, one of which always tends to make me laugh as the man with cancer illustrates … Continue reading

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Novel Starts and Stops

I recently finished two novels written by two authors with timing trouble. One didn’t know where to start the story, and one didn’t know where to stop. The first, written by a newbie, opened with the main character on a … Continue reading

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He’s Such a Jerk!

I wrote a post once–wish I could find it now, dadburnit–in which I discussed fake conflict. I had just read a romance novel where the heroine was being a jerk for no apparent reason. Angry with everyone–even though she’d just … Continue reading

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