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Why do I Write in Reverse?

Not long ago I was on the phone with another author friend while hashing out a story idea I had. When I was done, she replied, “Dude – you’re incapable of writing a straight contemporary story.” Word. The truth is, she’s right. I mean, I COULD do it, but at some point there would be a sizable, […]

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Book Signing at Titcombs

Howdy everyone! I will be at Titcombs Bookshop on Rte 6A in East Sandwich tomorrow, March 13th, from 1-2pm, signing my books (including True North). Come on down and find me!! It’s also the 1-year anniversary of Cruel Summer – the Undertow series prequel novel that revolves around Ana, Kian, and MJ. If you are daunted […]

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Writing the Edge

If you were to ask ten authors how they came up with their first book, they’d tell you it was a story that stuck with them. One that played over and over in their mind, desperate to be told. The same applies to me, especially with Undertow (though I’ll admit that Undertow evolved into this […]

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Burnt Leaves and Other Weirdness

My mother is a wise soul. I mean, don’t get me wrong, she’s kooky and crazy and lives out loud, but she’s got this inner Zen thing going on that makes her come out with some true treasures of insight every once in a while. One such gem was pretty simple: she said real writers, […]

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Writing Prompts for the Terminally Stuck

Every once in a while a storyteller can’t think of . . . well, A STORY TO TELL. That’s when writing prompts come in handy. Below are a few jumping-off points for potential story ideas (some from me, some I found online). Enjoy!   WRITING PROMPTS:   You wake up feeling refreshed, a new day […]

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Cassie Mae Book Reviews

Last year I stumbled upon an author by the name of Cassie Mae and her book, FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI. The riotous way Mae wrote her main characters quickly had me hooked. In FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI, soon-to-be-college student Kellie makes quite a few bucks thanks to the boys in town who want to date girls their parents don’t exactly […]

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Know thy Audience. ALWAYS.

If there is ever a phrase that sends chills through my body, it is: “Well, I’m not really sure if my COMPLETED manuscript is exactly aimed for teens. Maybe it is more middle grade? But then again, I guess it could be adult.” Oh, dear lord. There is nothing, NOTHING more important than knowing WHO […]

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#NESCBWI14 here I come!

I am super-duper excited to flee my M-F job as a school bus driver and head to Springfield MA for the NESCBWI conference! And yes – you read that correctly. I drive the Loser Cruise filled with my target YA audience. Horror stories of the madness from the road can be found by typing “bus” […]

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Sturgis #selfies

ALRIGHT! I know you have ’em, so be sure to send them my way – those dozen or so selfies from the Fiction Craft classes!!  Contact me via Facebook (or through my contact form here on Cape Cod Scribe). I would love to post your photos and what you learned from our time together! Learning […]

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Sturgis West High School Fiction Craft Classes

I will be at STURGIS WEST this coming week, teaching Fiction Craft to the entire 10th grade!  If you are a 10th grader, my schedule runs as follows:   APRIL 15th: Classes D+E will learn about pinpointing the “What If” question and how to build rich characters with voice, body language, music, and attitude. APRIL […]

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Kate Conway

Confessions of a Cape Cod Realtor-Writer

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

From Sunsets To Sunrises

Living Life Lessons

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Darrick Dean

Find your Purpose. Find your Story.

YA Author Rendezvous

Creativity Unleashed: Books for the young and the young at heart

Undercurrents

Exploring those mysterious, underlying forces fueling a writing life

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

Book Twister Reviews

"A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it." - Christopher Hitchens

Holly Storrow

Watch. Read. Write. Life.

THE SPELLBOUND READER

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS, NEW RELEASES & MORE

Let's Get Published

Mastermind Community for Fiction Writers