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9 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Manuscript – Writer’s Edit

When you’ve finally finished your manuscript after thousands of hours of work, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s more work to be done. But unfortunately, that’s the simple truth of the matter. Finalising your draft is an

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Happy solstice!

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Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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I have a brand new newsletter!

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Not that I had an old newsletter, of course. So the ‘brand new’ nomiker is a bit misleading. However, if you would like to be kept apprised of news, excerpts, announcements, character profiles, events, and whatever other stuff I feel

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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won’t Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!) – ProWritingAid

The way I draft is an extension of the way I approach novel planning as a whole – which is to start with a simple concept and then add more and more detail until I have a fairly comprehensive outline.

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Books similar to mine, per Amazon?

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I wanted to conduct an experiment. . Amazon lists an arguably helpful group of books under ‘Customers who bought this item also bought…’ . But were these books really comparable to my own? Was the writing on the same level,

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Excerpt from Legacy of Luck – due out January 11, 2017

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Soon, very soon, I will be revealing the cover art for Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. The ebook will then go on pre-order on Amazon, for final release on January 11, 2017.  In the meantime, may I tease you with

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Blog of the Month | Order of Bards and Druids

Each month we feature a post from a blog of interest to Druids. For October, it is this recent post from Dana’s blog, The Druid’s Garden. Permaculture Principles For The Inner Landscape (Mind, Spirit, And Heart) Source: Blog of the Month

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get cleaned? . Many times I’ve been facing a project that seemed too big, too difficult, too annoying, too boring, and ended up with a clean house, mowed

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

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Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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First Meeting from Snowed — Dellani Oakes

“Big Mike” Reubens has been seeing more action in the last few days, than he’s seen in quite some time. However, when he finds his mother is driving from Queens to Cheyenne, Wyoming just to see him, he’s puzzled. His

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