Monthly Archives: April 2016

Guess What? Revising & Editing are Different!

April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is wrapping up and my project for the month was to edit my novel. Edit… Simple right? I thought all I had to do was read through it a few times and fix my mistakes so it would … Continue reading

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Nature’s Irony (Flash Fiction)

For a change of pace, here is a flash fiction piece I wrote, but felt was too dark to do anything with.  It was collection electronic “dust”,  so I thought it fits with Earth Day.  A *WARNING* though – there is blood and … Continue reading

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Would You Keep Reading?

I’m moving right along for Camp NaNoWriMo with editing Love, Lies, & Clones.  One of the first items on my novel editing checklist is to share the first page with someone to see if they would continue to read the story.  If … Continue reading

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Cover Art – Love, Lies, & Clones

I was inspired by this post:  https://rachelpoli.com/2016/03/30/the-lost-girl-cover/ and decided to try making my own cover for the novel I’m working on.  I convinced my 11 year old daughter to pose for me.  All it took was telling her, “You’re going to … Continue reading

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Writing a Novel Versus a Short Story

So, I started writing again in October when I got the itch to finish a novel I started 10 years ago.  Instead, I started writing short stories, hoping this would help me figure out HOW to write. Back then, I … Continue reading

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Do I Kill a Supporting Character?

To kill, or not to kill? (That is the question.) Okay, bad reference, but I’m still stuck with the dilemma. I’ve been working on revising Love, Lies, & Clones for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo and am torn if I kill off one … Continue reading

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