Category Archives: Just A Dream

writing my FIRST novel

The Twitter Tease

After my first week on TWITTER, I have read numerous opening sentences, one line pitches, and plot teasers from other writers trying to sell their books. I have come to this conclusion…. It really doesn’t matter what happens to your … Continue reading

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Call me Crazy

I read something profound today. It’s not everyday a great snippet falls my way, but I sure do love it when it does. And now that I have you to share with, I will do just that… “People will think … Continue reading

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Story Structuring is like Parenting

“My Novel is complete.” A phrase I will never say truthfully. I am constantly revising my stories. This is something I have in common with every other writer out there. Many writers refer to their work as “their babies.” Well, … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S GREATEST ENEMY

Fear is described as an emotion induced by a perceived threat that causes animals to move quickly away from the location of the perceived threat, and sometimes hide. My dreams of being the “Next Harry Potter” were quickly dashed when … Continue reading

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The Agony of QUERY

QUERY is the process of submitting your “pitch” to prospective literary agents and publishers. The task of summarizing your 50,000 word masterpiece in less than a single page is nothing short of daunting. The common source of the struggle comes … Continue reading

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“The NEXT Harry Potter!”

I had finished my FIRST NOVEL and I was elated! Only a select few were asked to read my innermost thoughts, after all, I was beginning to think the WebMD diagnosis wasn’t that far off. My first fans consisted of … Continue reading

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“Writing is Messy, Messy, Messy”

For the next 2 months I wrote. I wrote when I got up, I wrote when I was eating, I wrote at the beach, I wrote non-stop. Now, mind you, I’m not a single recluse, with no friends or family. … Continue reading

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“I DON’T WRITE…I TAKE DICTATION”

I was surprised to learn: not everyone has voices in their head. Once again, easy on the WebMD diagnosis. Seriously, when I began to write I just simply sat down, laptop in tow, earbuds loud, and I began to type. … Continue reading

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“HORRORific Dreams”

Thinking about your ONE good Story and writing it quickly became two entirely different journeys. I’ll start with the thought process. I constantly play out scenarios of daily life in my head and question everything. Example: I lay my head … Continue reading

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“Twilight, Christmas Punch, & the Epiphany”

I did not grow up with the dream of becoming a writer. In fact, I never considered myself an “English” type. I liked cheerleading, boys, my friends, and Drama. Not Lindsay Lohan style of drama, more the Shakespeare ingénue. It … Continue reading

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