Pantsing 101: 3 Secrets that make pantsing easier

Guest post: No one talks about it, but there are a lot of secrets that make pantsing a novel easier.  In fact, some of the secrets are dismissed by outliners (go figure) Turn off spell check That wavy red line…

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Sugar Time spotlighted (link)

Sugar Time is in the spotlight on Cover me it’s Monday:


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Writing news update

NaNoWriMo is upcoming (November 1), and I’ve already registered and am thinking about my plot. (I finally have one.) And I think I’ll start with a prologue–again.

An editor asked for the full ms of one of my novels after I sent a query. That makes me feel hopeful…

I have three of my books at Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL. That’s November 19 & 20, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM:

And I received nice feedback on a recent contest entry. ‘Course the deadline isn’t until December 1.


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Florida Book News update (link)

My science fiction adventure/romance ebook, Hidebound, was recently spotlighted on Florida Book News:

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Strike Three isn’t outdated yet!

Reading the newspapers–and that was a cute but scary editorial cartoon in today’s paper–I’m glad that North Korea has kept Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, up to date. The villain in Strike Three is NKAAU (North Korea/Africans/Arabs United, even though it only includes four countries) or as the newspapers call it: Nukes All Around Us.


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Writing and Editing: The Naked Writer

I reread The Naked Writer (“don’t submit your raw and naked words …”) now and then to refresh what I’ve learned about grammar and punctuation, etc. rules. (I swear I never knew that!) Anyway, I’m doing more serious editing work now–not just my own writing and a few others who asked for my help–so I’m rereading it again. For those who want to learn or read a refresher course that’s fun to read, check out The Naked Writer by G. Miki Hayden.

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Bouncing around in the story

When I write, I like to move around in the story and pull everything together as I go along.  Dean Wesley Smith calls it cycling.  What it isn’t: Revision.  I’m not tweaking words or sentences (tho…

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