I fell in love again last night (with a Wonderbook).

I received a book from Amazon last night (a real one that you hold in your hands?!?!) and immediately fell in love. (Again.) Since it is an awesome resource for writers, I will share it here:  Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction – by Jeff Vandermeer So to give you some background, I Read More …

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I’ve always had ‘companions’ on the side…

My first was back in eighty-five. I was married–a new mother at that. Ironically, my husband introduced us. It was raw, intoxicating, overwhelming. We shared stolen moments; stolen thoughts. I saw color in a world that had been black and white. It wasn’t the reason my marriage fell apart, but it certainly contributed. In ninety-two, newly Read More …

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I love to read the instructions. (There, I’ve said it.)

I love to read the instructions.  (There, I’ve said it.) My bookshelves are filled with how to’s–relationships, parenting, drawing, web design, photography, tennis, French Bull dogs–instruction books for everything. I wouldn’t trade a single one of them either; studying a subject is half the fun for me. Fiction writing (my latest passion) is no exception. The bookshelf is now Read More …

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My Writing Journey

I recently decided to try my hand at writing fiction.  As a mostly left-brained, analytical thinker, the moment the decision was made, I set out to do what I do best–research the subject. Almost every book I’ve read says that to become a writer, the first and most important step is to write, write, write. Read More …

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I want to write a novel?

I can’t put my finger on the exact day I decided I wanted to write a novel. The desire crept in quietly, insinuating itself deeply into my gray matter without me even noticing. I never stood a chance. If I had any inclination to place blame (which I don’t) my finger would be firmly pointed Read More …

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