Category Archives: Just A Dream

writing my FIRST novel

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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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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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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The “NOT Dedicated To” Dedication Page

Do you ever feel like you need a “Not Dedicated To” dedication page in your book? You know, those people in your life that roll their eyes at the mention of your writing. They conveniently dismiss themselves from any conversation … Continue reading

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Writers Should BE the Poetry Hollie Queener (Great Post Tuesday)

Writers Should BE the Poetry Hollie Queener (Great Post Tuesday).

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Bret Easton Ellis

I’ve told you about my fascination with horror movies and my obsession with music, but I have not talked much about the obvious…the writers who have directed this journey. I would be amiss not to include BOOKS on blog about … Continue reading

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“She is all that I have left, and Music is her name.” -CSN

Inspiration comes from many different places. Music inspires me everyday in every way. I love music, although I am not musically talented. (Oh, how I wish!) I trust God knows where to place certain talents. I would be a certifiable … Continue reading

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When to Query?

I’ve mentioned a few of my mistakes along this road to publishing. The first, self-doubt and the consequence of hiding my work for so long. Second, querying too soon. As aspiring authors, we all fall victim to this one. I’ve … Continue reading

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