Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Three-Book Contract? Call 911!

Remember when I said I was going to only chase one rabbit this year? Remember when I said I hoped by the end of 2011 to have caught a big one? Well, how about by the end of January 2011? … Continue reading

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Show, Plaintiff vs. Tell, Defendant

It’s the trial of the millennium, and one of the most basic and aggravating tenets of fiction writing: the case of Show vs. Tell. Basic, because following the law this precedent sets makes an enormous difference in the result of … Continue reading

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You Don’t Say

The more we learn, the more complicated we realize the writing craft is. In my continuing efforts to improve and hone my skills, I recently read The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile … Continue reading

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The Year of The (Singular) Rabbit

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Rabbit begins on February 3. As far as I’m concerned, though, it’s already begun. You may have heard the saying (one reference says it’s an old Russian proverb, but wherever it … Continue reading

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