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The Story Within

The Story Within

When potential readers ask “what’s your book about?” they don’t want a plot synopsis. They want to know the book’s deeper significance. Authors need to learn to tell not the story that’s in their books but the story behind their books. It’s a story meant to be told in...

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I Seem To Be Stuck

I Seem To Be Stuck

I seem to be stuck. The funny thing about depression is the infinite forms it takes. It's masterful and sneaky. Just because I'm not where I was, and am doing better than ever, doesn't mean It didn't evolve, adapt.  When you've been suicidal, the tendency is to use...

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This post has no title…

This post has no title…

...just words and a tuune! This is me channeling Elton John today — and creating an SEO nightmare in the process HA! Anyway, I should be working on my WIP, but I'm feeling a bit sad (read: depressed). And dealing with Lucifer in hell is NOT fun when I'm feeling this...

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The Beauty of “Genius” & Spring

The Beauty of “Genius” & Spring

I wanted to open with this clip from the movie Genius because I love it so much. It's part of a much larger sequence where Max Perkins helps Thomas Wolfe edit Look Homeward, Angel, and the whole thing is just beautiful. At one point Max wonders if editors "make books...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it's March. But since it's technically still a new year... Happy New Year! March - can you believe it?  Good lord, time flies when you're busy! But it's past time that I checked in and let y'all know what's going on.  So what have I been up...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm usually not a fan of the Holidays but this year seems to be different. Today I was thinking about where I am as a writer and what I'm grateful for, and you know, while the list isn't especially long, it's pretty significant. I had been toying with creating an...

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