Category Archives: Life and Writing

About the business of a writer’s life.

New Stuff Coming Up

Us old dogs adapt slowly to new things, but if you hang around a little longer, you’re likely to see some changes here on Ys Words. Including announcements of new book releases. Woo hoo! After not having published anything since … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

My writer friend Michelle recently posted the following infographic on her blog. It resonated with me, and so I’m sharing it, with her permission. (You may use it too–she says so! Honest!)                 … Continue reading

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Turkey, Cheese, and The Need for Editors

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday ever. Turkey isn’t the reason—after all, we can have turkey anytime of the year. But I don’t eat it very often, because I like to save it for Thanksgiving, much as I don’t make … Continue reading

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Gratitude: It’s Worth More Than 13 Scrabble Points

This is the time of year when people talk about things they’re thankful for. Gratitude is a healthy thing, and it’s refreshing to hear people express it instead of whining. Today, I’d like to comment on how thankful I am … Continue reading

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Applesauce and Norwich Terriers

Hey, just for something new, why don’t I put up a blog post? What a thought! After all this time, I have a number of random things to write about, but I’ll narrow it down to two. First, if you’d … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview of My WIP: The First Three Scenes

As you may recall, I promised you a peek at my current work-in-progress. Well, maybe you don’t recall, but I do. So here it is! At the beginning, it appears to be a Young Adult novel, but it isn’t; I … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

I intended my next post to be a snippet of my WIP. But then I ran across this infographic about one of my favorite subjects — commas — and decided to use it instead. You’ll have to wait a little … Continue reading

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