Book I have been reading and you should get

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Book I have been reading and you should get

Sometimes an author has to post about the great books they have been reading. I am doing that today. I love, love, love these books and the authors who produced them. They have been on my podcast – which you can go to here in order to get more in depth about the books and the authors – and by way of transparency, they are not paying me in any way, shape, form, or fashion to say these things. These are truly great books, and I hope you will check them out. THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman Blurb: Through

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How to Write: update

How to Write: update

Good morning fellow writers! How is it going? Are you following along in the How to Write series? Do you have any questions? I am here to give you a little update and talk about plotting and pantsing. I took off the fourth of July to celebrate our glorious Union, got into the writing chair late that evening and finished the first chapter(click here for first chapter). I also penned Sunday’s blog post. I am doing more writing at the moment than I have done in a few months. It’s wonderful. I hope you are also being productive. You should

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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Reading a book versus savoring a story

If you are like me, you love to read a good book. To race through the pages (or savor them slowly) to get to the end and find out what this adventure really was all about-well, that’s about the best experience with a book. But have you ever been reading and found that the story made you scratch your head and say huh? Sometimes writers get carried away with world-building and forget “the story”. Sometimes they are so in love with their character trait sheets that they tell us more about who the paper person IS than what they are

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Reading List 2014

As this years winds down, I am looking back over it, checking out my reading list. I really outdid myself this year. I read over 24 books .Most of them were paper books. That is a stat that a lot of ebook authors will not like to hear, but it is the honest truth. And if others told their reading tale, they would probably show that I am not in a minority. I love books. I love paper books. I use my Kindle and my iPhone for reading, but honestly, I would rather read a paperback. Confession of a paperback

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