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What I Learned From Writing My First Novel

This post was originally published on Writing About Writing, May 6th, 2014I like to believe that I am days away from finally wrapping up my manuscript (which doesn’t include pulling my hair over the right cover art, possible excruciating dilemmas about whether a book trailer is necessary, and also struggling night after night for a perfect synopsis).… Continue reading What I Learned From Writing My First Novel

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The feeling when you get the first review

You write and edit, and re-write and nibble on your nails, and then add and edit again, and you publish, and some time later, the first review arrives. It's a wonderful feeling when someone you really don't know likes your book. You don't even know what they look like, they don't know you, don't know… Continue reading The feeling when you get the first review

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Book Excerpt: Chapter 11: STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND

STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND The shiny, magenta letters on my computer screen composed the title of an article that was supposed to inspire me how to get my friend out of the house, after her boyfriend of a hundred years told her he didn’t want to get back together. A week… Continue reading Book Excerpt: Chapter 11: STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND