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When Your Editor Says Your Book Sucks (part 2) — the real eye opener

Last week I talked about how my beta reader/editor pretty much said my latest book sucked. Since then, I was inundated (INUNDATED!) with commiserations, kind advice, and loads of requests for an update on what’s happened since. So here’s the … Continue reading

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When Your Beta Reader/Editor Says Your Book Sucks (aka, lessons learned)

I sent my third book (not the third book I’ve ever written, but the third book I’m looking to publish) to my best friend and beta reader about two weeks ago. Last week, she asked me, “How brutal can I … Continue reading

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The Tips to Maximize Conflict in Your Novel

A wonderful reminder about the things a writer can forget about when writing, but that readers need to engage in your story. The Tips to Maximize Conflict in Your Novel.

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My Transition to Pantster – aaaack! is all I can say

It’s been said there’s two ways of looking at things: the glass is half full, and the glass is half empty. No one ever told me there’s such a thing as your glass is dribbling all over the carpet. Since … Continue reading

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To Err Is Human. To Really Eff Up Requires A Writer.

I’ve been known to bungle things from time to time. And the one thing I’ve noticed, when I make a mistake, is that I can be pretty hard on myself. It’s an expectation thing, I realize, and it also has … Continue reading

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