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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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Why kids don’t come with INSTRUCTIONS!

Recently I had a discussion with a dear, old friend about how, when we were young, no one read warnings. We kids were flung in the far back of a decrepit station wagon with the dirty dog and sand-encrusted beach toys. Suntan lotion was known as the bottle with the bare-butt baby on the front […]

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Yes, Virginia, a school bus can go rabid.

My three-year-old sees a face on every car that crosses our path. Secretly, you see it too. The headlights are eyes, the grill a smile.  Sometimes a vehicle can be temperamental, breaking down at the most inopportune times. Sometimes we name them and cry when we sell them. Which raises a valid question: are the […]

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Defining a Well-Lived Life

In April, my grandfather, an Iwo Jima Marine and truly gentle soul, died.  I was asked by the family to write his obituary and when I was done I realized, without doubt, that his was the definition of a well-lived life.  It was a cathartic writing experience for me and led me to realize that […]

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