Category Archives: craft

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What are you reading?

For my nonfiction adventures, I learned about this book at a writer’s conference: For my fiction adventures, I’m still in cozy mysteries. This time in a bookstore and in New Hampshire.   How are you passing your reading time?

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Jane’s World: These Divided States: High Price to Pay

The world of drugs. Not exactly a place to stay or visit for more than a few minutes. In an alternate US, making drugs legal doesn’t change that. Jane was born into the drugs world before they were legal. When … Continue reading

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Free Writers Workshop

Come to the Tempe Library for a free workshop on writing romance and romantic elements.

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Revisiting

I’ve been writing for over 2 decades now. In that time, I’ve discarded several books. Some will never see the light of day. Others I’ll be revisiting. Revisiting is hard for me to do. There’s a reason a story was … Continue reading

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A Newbie Mistake

It happens to every writer. You pour your soul onto a page, polish the prose, and submit it to your critique partner(s). Only to discover you’ve done the data dump. Too much backstory had slowed the pacing to a crawl. … Continue reading

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The End is Just the Beginning

No, I didn’t make up that headline. I stole it wholeheartedly from the Mummy with Rachel Weisz and Brendon Fraser. I still love the movie, but it doesn’t just apply to ancient Egyptian mummies. It also works on writers. This … Continue reading

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Stories and Writers

I’ll be frank. I haven’t been writing. Not like I used to. I’m been in a meh stage of life, and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and PBS have been happy to keep me company. But, lately, I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading

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