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Why I Passed on a Couple of This Week’s Queries

Originally posted on The Blabbermouth Blog:
I don’t know if I’ll be able to do this every week. I was very uncomfortable as I wrote the reasons why I passed, knowing I was putting them up on the blog. I don’t want folks to feel bad or embarrassed if they recognize their query. I know it’s supposed…

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Self-Publishing?

TO HAVE AN AGENT OR NOT? That is . . . sooooo not the question! Of course I want an agent! I’d love that one person that sees the money in the story and knows I bring more than my pen to the table. That I bring an understanding of marketing and a deep love […]

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Tom’s Eulogy – posted at wife Linda’s request

Tom Conway’s Eulogy: Gandhi once said that “strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” As odd as it may seem, that quote defined our Tom. Because he was indomitable when it came to all aspects of his life. In fact, to even remotely keep pace with Tom meant that […]

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BOOK REVIEW: DEFIANCE by C.J. REDWINE

DEFIANCE will hold a special place in my heart since it was the first thing I ever bought on my NOOK Color (and, realizing that I am a MAC girl at heart, it is saying something that I even GOT a NOOK . . .). Aside from being my first purchase, however, it is a […]

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Burning the Candle at both ends . . . with a blowtorch!

So, I have not fallen off the face of the earth (at least, I don’t think so. Sometimes I question my sanity and hence, my reality). Anywho, life has been BUSY. Driving the beast, shuffling kids, juggling boobs – I mean, breastfeeding questions –  and, as always, writing. Journalism assignments keep me busy as does […]

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Query Hell and the Literary Agent’s Eye

Write a 119,000 word novel? No problem. Write a query? Shoot me now. I have been working on my query letter for over a month now. It has gone through the careful eyes of several, trusted Beta editors and STILL opinions vary as to which version they like (I have roughly five variations). I am […]

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Writing the Critical First Kiss

When it comes to definitive moments in film and literature, the first kiss is a daunting mountain to scale. For a director or actor, the first kiss must convey the chemistry and memorability of the people they portray. The success of such a critical moment on film is often owed to that sought after, golden […]

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Digital Campfires and Tweeted S’mores

I suspect camping is quite different now-a-days then it was even five years ago. Granted, I have only been REALLY camping for the past two years (anti-roughing it with my Jayco X20E trailer), but when we go, our electronic devices and laptops come with us. Is such techno-heavy camping a good thing? Dare I say […]

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Do you Rock when you Write?

I once posed the question about music and the art of writing to a bunch of other scribes on Agent Query Connect (a great site with similar crazy souls like myself). Their answers were near unanimous: music is our muse. When I began writing more than fifteen years ago, I listened to a variety of […]

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I see . . . ACORNS *GASP*

I see acorns. Lots of them. IN JULY NO LESS. We are totally *BLEEPED*. If you ask “why” then you aint’ from this ‘hood. You see, here on Cape Cod, when acorns rain down from the trees like jimmies on a Steve and Sue’s soft serve twist, we know we are going to be digging out […]

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