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Story settings by Lynne Milford (aka LM Milford)

An author’s background settings suggestions via Lynne Milford’s (aka LM Milford’s) Monthly Guest Post – October 2018 ~ @LMMilford

I like her comparison to Midsomer Murders!

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October 30, 2018 · 1:37 pm

 Meet the Authors Book Fair (November 17 & 18, 2018)

Meet the Authors Book Fair will be at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL. on November 17 & 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  This event is FREE and open to the public. There will be 50+ authors in addition to our Book Display Only authors participating.

Three of my books: Detour Trail, Strike Three, and Sugar Time will be there.

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The BIG editing lesson …

From author Louise Jensen via The BIG editing lesson I learned writing The Surrogate #WritingTips  

Thanks to Louise Jensen!

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September 20, 2018 · 11:07 am

Don’t rest on your laurels.

Writers need to keep learning. It’s so disappointing to read an author’s next books and not find the characters and the quality of writing that you loved:

via Filling the bucket of learning

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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: http://www.floridabooknews.com/

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

 

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Meeting Old Friends for the First Time

An update from a busy author and editor, David Lee Summers.

David Lee Summers' Web Journal

This weekend, I’m sorry I’m missing Phoenix Comicon, an event I’ve enjoyed attending as an author for the last few years. My schedule at the observatory just didn’t allow it to happen. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to return next year. However, I am grateful my schedule allowed me to attend Balticon 50 in Baltimore, Maryland last weekend. Balticon was special for me because I’d worked with several of the attending authors and editors over the years, but this was the first opportunity I’d had to meet them face to face!

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Ostensibly, the reason I went to Balticon was for the release of the anthology Gaslight and Grimm edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Diana Bastine. Indeed, just about the first thing that happened upon my arrival at Balticon was a wonderful, warm welcome from Danielle, promptly followed by instructions to sit down and sign 150 copies of the anthology. Dani’s…

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Fifty Shades of Power – the responsibility of the writer.

Writers have power, and I enjoy adding historical tidbits (see Detour Trail) and sharing opinions about politics (see Strike Three) and life in my stories.

Source: Fifty Shades of Power – the responsibility of the writer.

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