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REVIEW: Going Solo by Tara Mills

Every now and then, I surprise myself. Every now and then, a book surprises me more. I’ve been a fan of Tara Mills for some time, having started reading her stuff years ago and keeping with it ever since. But … Continue reading

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Funny (and Odd!) English Words

I learn some very interesting things when I write. Because I string words together to tell story, and because I try very hard not to repeat words in a novel too much, I often look up synonyms to make my … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Author (well, this one anyway)

The day in the life of an author: what this author *wants* her day to be like, and what it’s *really* like. Continue reading

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The Mystery of Ancient Aircraft

Boy, ancient history sure does have its secrets. I follow Sacha Black’s blog, which often posts interesting and thought-provoking topics that deal with the history of ancient man. I have to admit that, as an author, I find tidbits like these … Continue reading

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Review of The Promise, by Robert Crais

I’m going to start this review by stating that I am a HUGE Robert Crais fan. From story to setting, from character to conflict, for me he’s the epitome of a storyteller. When you pick up any of his books, you’re … Continue reading

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More s****y First Drafts — Want to See More Ugly Writing?

Last week’s post about s****y first drafts and how different they are from the final published book prompted a slew of site visits and email. So much that I’m sharing yet another crappy first draft from a scene in Covet, … Continue reading

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S****y First Drafts — What Ugly Writing Looks Like

We’re in November, and all this talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has me thinking about s****y first drafts and why they never get read or published. For those of you who might not know what NaNo is, it’s … Continue reading

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