Fiction Friday: The Power of Persistence

Posted Jul 31 2015

In the 1970’s, I wrote (on a typewriter) a historical romance set in 1870’s Wyoming called Wildfire Woman. It featured a rape of the heroine (romances were really rape-y back then) and no discernible plot. Although the hallmark of the beginning writer is that we believe every word that dribbles from our pen (or platen) […]

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Fiction Friday: Protecting Your Creative Process

Posted Jul 17 2015

Today I’m guest posting over on 8 Ladies Writing, the blog maintained by my grad school chums from McDaniel. The topic is: Protecting your creative process. Pop over and join us if you have time.

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Fiction Friday: Confessions of a Contest Judge

Posted Jul 10 2015

Recently, I received a request to help judge a contest for an RWA Chapter. After whoring my way around the contest circuit all winter, I figured it was time to give back, so I signed up to judge three manuscripts. They were all pretty good. It was clear none of the three authors were newbies […]

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Fiction Friday: The Writer’s Staycation

Posted Jul 3 2015

The following blog post is a shameless plug for a series of classes being offered by Words Worth Writing Center, this summer, including one I’m teaching. Words Worth is one of the really great things about Dayton, Ohio. Most of the big corporations have shaken my little town’s dust off their wingtips, leaving us with few […]

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