Monthly Archives: February 2013

Notecard Plotting

Do you always know what your book is going to be about? Maybe you know most of the characters or the basic plot. Maybe you spend months laboring over an extensive outline. Brett Easton Ellis said the outline for IMPERIAL … Continue reading

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The Creative Wellspring of Weird

People ask me fairly often how I keep myself motivated to blog (almost) everyday, and how I decide what to write about. I decided to start this blog to document my journey to becoming a published author. In the process, … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino’s Mother

While in college, I embarked upon the quintessential rite of passage “road trip.” It was a fun couple of months driving and camping across our vast and beautiful country. Once we reached the West Coast, we stayed in Hollywood for … Continue reading

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“A Farewell to Love”

The oldest known valentine is still in existence today, a type of poem known as rondeau, written in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. “A Farewell to Love” … Continue reading

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Giving up Lent for Lent

So today seems to be a buzz with the Season of Lent. Around every corner I’m asked, “So, what did you give up?” It might as well be New Year’s Eve all over again. Lent has become just another popular … Continue reading

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Hesitation will get you killed.

So I have been at this “blog” for a month now. I am overwhelmed at the loving support I have received from my “real life” friends and my “virtual friends.” When you go public with your dream, it is amazing … Continue reading

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Query Letters

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Query Letters By: Chuck Sambuchino on Sep 24 2012 When contacting agents, the query process isn’t as simple as “Just keep e-mailing until something good happens.” There are ins, outs, strange situations, unclear scenarios, and … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

Thanks to Susan at Diary of Novel for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award. I am very honored and appreciate the recognition. Every little bit of validation inspires me to keep on writing, so thank you! The Liebster Award … Continue reading

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Time is a Bitch

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” ― Stephen King, On Writing … Continue reading

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Renewing your Mind

I am going to my book club breakfast and we are studying this light and fluffy book on dealing with emotions. I am usually hesitant when it comes to the “self-help” section of the bookstore, but I didn’t choose it. … Continue reading

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