Tag Archives: Writing

Ane Mulligan: Author, Director, Sister Redhead

Ane Mulligan is one of my favorite people on the planet. Fun and funny, practical and pragmatic, and talented beyond belief, she spent years as ACFW’s Zone Coordinator and favorite cheerleader. In 2019, she shifted those responsibilities to me so … Continue reading

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Wreathing to Writing

I discovered a secret: if I engage in a different creative outlet, my writing muse awakens and becomes jealous because I’m pouring my attentions elsewhere. Huh. Who knew? My office is finished now and my new Dell computer is set … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Especially for Writers

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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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Loving a Harvey Girl Controversy

I had so much fun writing my contribution to The Cowboys novella collection because I got to play with the hero of this romance, Cal Stephens. Actually, I did what most authors do these days and went very deep into his … Continue reading

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Writing in Times of Adversity

I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and  how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … 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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Especially for Writers

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Especially for Writers: NaNo Edition

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