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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Call of the Morrigú is submitted!

After many iterations, sessions for feedback, edits, and efforts, my latest novel, Call of the Morrigú, has now officially been sent in to my publisher for consideration!   And now I wait…   Would you dare rouse a Goddess?  

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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?

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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Genesis of a Novel – Part VIII – The Boggy Middle

The dreaded “Boggy Middle” of the novel has arrived. . That is the part of writing the first draft where you are past the initial giddy excitement and dread of the opening – where you introduce characters and -set up

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The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

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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