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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a point in your draft that you have many more interesting things to do. This seems to come to me about 2/3 through a draft. It just happened

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How to Start Your Story to Hook Your Readers – The Fictorians

Source: How to Start Your Story to Hook Your Readers – The Fictorians

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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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M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

Jay Lemming continues his interview series with authors of literary fiction. M. Pepper Langlinais is the author of The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller. Source: M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

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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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The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

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HAPPY NEWS! The Enchanted Swans is now ON CONTRACT!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! . The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the beloved Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir. . In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fairy princess, born to a life

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VII – Scene by Scene

Now I’m into the ‘meat’ of a novel. The daily slog and joy of writing each scene out. I’m a planner, and I love writing them in order that they will be in the book. Not everyone writes like that.

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Back to School Sale Blast!

WELCOME TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST!  Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links! Please make sure to scroll

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VI – Characters Going Awry

I started pre-writing Misfortune of Vision on July 23, 2016. On August 23, I started actually writing the first scene. Now, a week later, I’m 14,000 words in and going strong! I usually try to give myself a minimum of 2,000

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