Monthly Archives: January 2012

What’s in a Label?

Mike Duran has a thought-provoking post on Novel Rocket today. The comment I left is probably inane, but this is a subject dear to my heart. I’ve talked about here but also felt compelled to babble a little further. And … Continue reading

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Pik Speaks His Mind

I wish I had a pic of Pik. (In case you haven’t read The Story in the Stars, he’s one of the characters.) I tried to find a sample photo online, but without success. I searched for “tall blond man … Continue reading

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On Second Thought…

One of my favorite lines in The Story in the Stars is found in Chapter 21. Concerning the opinionated character, Dr. Pik: He’d had second thoughts about this trip right from the start. Then third thoughts, and fourth, all confirming … Continue reading

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All This Organizing is Making Me Hungry

Nowadays you can get any recipe you want online. But whatever the source, I prefer mine to be printed on paper. And, like most women who have been preparing meals for a number of years, I have quite an accumulation. … Continue reading

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Good Advice for Writers

Social Media. Ugh. I never figured out the original Rubik’s Cube, and I’m not doing any better with this version. As authors, we have the responsibility (to ourselves and to our publishers, if those aren’t one and the same) to … Continue reading

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Launch Pad 2012 – Writing Contest

We launch today! This is an opportunity for unpublished novelists to share their writing with the public and boost their manuscript out of the slush pile and into the hands of a compatible publishing professional. Every month, June through November, … Continue reading

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

I’m not Forrest Gump, but my mamma used to have some good sayings too. The one that comes to mind today is this: If you put your troubles on the table, you’ll pick your own up again. That is to … Continue reading

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