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#ThursdayThirteen 2/20/14- 13 words or phrases overused when writing

Tweet All authors have “pet” words and phrases, and some are more egregious than others in using them in their writing. How much they hurt your writing depends on the word and how often you overuse it, so there are … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 2/13/14- 13 reasons spring is great

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with winter. Actually, I’d had it with winter by early December and just feel insulted it’s continued to ignore my demands to go away. I’m considering a restraining order. (See … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 2/6/14- 13 pieces of advice for new writers

Tweet I thought I would take this opportunity to offer some advice to new writers. While I realize I’m certainly not the be-all and end-all in publishing wisdom, I also know that I’ve learned a lot. If even one of … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 1/23/14- 13 reasons to go on a writing retreat with friends

Tweet I’ve gone on a couple of writing retreats in the past few years and have a great time at all of them. Other writers have asked why I do them. Here’s why: 1. (Relatively) uninterrupted writing time 2. Chance … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 1/16/14- 13 reasons not to use pron or BDSM books as research for your sex life

Tweet Recently I heard about a woman being injured because she and her partner decided to act out a scene from a book the woman had read. This brought to mind something I’ve been saying for years: DO NOT use … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 1/9/14- 13 great television characters for authors & readers

Tweet I’ve been thinking a lot about characterization lately, so I thought it would be apropos if I went back through the past twenty or so years of television (might go back further than that, sue me) to come up … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 1/2/14 – Yes, there’s more…things NOT to say to a writer

Tweet Happy New Year everyone! Apparently the new year didn’t find me making a resolution to be less snarky. Whoopsie. This will be the last post on this topic. I know when to let sleeping dogs lie, whatever that means. … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 12/19/13- 13 MORE things NOT to say to a writer

Tweet Well, I got such a positive response to last week’s Thursday Thirteen that I decided to do another edition. There are many, many things you shouldn’t say to a writer, and last week’s post only skimmed the surface. Here … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 12/12/13- 13 things NOT to say to a writer

Tweet Sometimes people say silly/odd/offensive things to writers. I don’t think most of those people mean to be malicious, but it grates nonetheless. In order to save my blog followers from potential future embarrassment, I’ve culled a list of things … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThirteen 12/5/13- 13 gifts for any book lover on your list

Tweet One of the things that always makes me laugh is when people ask me what I want for my birthday or Christmas. It seems like since I’m a writer this would be obvious. And even if I wasn’t a … Continue reading

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