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How valued Readers can become valued Reviewers!!

From the Island Editions blog:

How valued Readers can become valued Reviewers!!

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NaNoWriMo update

I finished typing about one stroke away from midnight last night. Towards the end I didn’t take any breaks or fix typos. Even as I was getting validated, there was a notice that the contest was closing. Now I’ll work on all the projects I left lying by the wayside.

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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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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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How do you become an editor?

Rachel Anderson asks: How did you get into editing? Did you start writing first and then take on editing as a natural second, or was it out of necessity since there are more opportunities for edito…

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Avoid this plotting pitfall when writing drafts at speed

Husband Dave and I have recently been watching the Showtime series Ray Donovan. And sometimes, we’re finding the storytelling is rather uneven. Interesting developments pop up that seem to promise …

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Book signing advice (link)

Preparing for your book signing event: Guest Post: Book Sales Ideas from Book Fair Director

 

 

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