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Marketing woes of a new author

My debut novel, SANDMAN, was released December 15, 2018. Writing it was my second job for the last two years. My first job takes me to a local college where I work with a great team to ensure the best possible education for transfer students. I have to be there at 8:30, and I leave… Continue reading Marketing woes of a new author

Character Building · Fiction Writing · Novel Revision · Revision · Writer's tools · Writing · Writing challenge

Write What You Know

Most of us have heard this advice and thought, "But what I know is boring," or "What I know has already been written." Here's the thing. "Write what you know" is not about me writing a story about a woman who got pregnant at 17, married at 18, had some more kids, and divorced before… Continue reading Write What You Know

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#heebiejeebies

I write psychological thrillers. Recently, I found several hashtags that brought forth a wealth of information for my psyche obsession. If you, too, write about things that go bump in the dark, whether the bump is real or in the mind of your protagonist, I recommend spending a bit of time on Twitter.   Here… Continue reading #heebiejeebies

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Creating a vision board for your characters

Are you a visual person? Do you find yourself looking for pictures on Pintrest  of doppelgängers to the characters you are creating through words on the page? If so, creating a character vision board may be for you. Generic vision boards tend to focus on sending a message into the universe about your desires and dreams.… Continue reading Creating a vision board for your characters

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps

It is almost time!!!! NaNo Warriors take your places at the keyboard. NaNoWriMo started in July 1999, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first year there were 21 participants. By 2012, there were over 300,000 participants. The numbers continue to grow as more writer nerds find their people and gather to celebrate the craft… Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps