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Writing Thursday: Contest Results and Writing Advice

Hi, everyone! Yeah, I know.  I haven’t blogged about writing in a while.  Frankly, while I’ve still been writing, I haven’t had a lot going on that I considered blog-worthy. This week, that changed. A couple of months ago, I … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Showing, Not Telling; or, How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?

I know this one.  Really, I do. Show. Don’t tell. But when I’m trying to keep my word count down, sometimes it’s more economical to tell.  Because showing involves using lots of words, you know.  That “thousand words to paint … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Brief Updates; or News From The Trenches

In a bit of a rush today, so I’m going to keep things brief.  But this week’s exciting news is that I’m about halfway through my current desperate hunt for extraneous words in my WIP, The Daughters of August Winterbourne … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Why Not Take All Of Me; or, Reducing Wordiness

For the past few weeks, I’ve been a woman on a mission. I’ve been trying to reduce my work-in-progress, The Daughters Of August Winterbourne (Book I) down to 125,000 words.  The first draft weighed in at around 185,000 words; the … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: My “Eureka!” Moment; or, To Make A Long Story Short

I posted a couple of weeks ago that I had finished editing the first book of my “Daughters of August Winterbourne” series. Turns out I was wrong about that. See, something was still bothering me about the book, and that … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Help Wanted; or, Would You Like To Read A Story?

My big news this week is that I’ve finally, finally finished my second draft of The Daughters Of August Winterbourne, Book 1.  (And yes, I know I need a snazzier title than that.  Working on it.  Really.) So now I’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: The Death-March Continues; or, Editing Progress

It really is starting to feel like a death-march, this manuscript edit I’ve been working on.  Bits of the story have been fighting back, tooth-and-nail.  The epilogue, in particular, was bad-tempered and unruly.  And we won’t even talk about how … Continue reading

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