Interview at Carly Kade’s Website

If you’ve ever what inspires me, how many books I’ve written, what I’m working on now, or other random bits of information… Click HERE or on the picture below. Carly Kade is a wonderful author for horse loving adults, and writes about horses, horse shows, western pleasure, and handsome cowboys! I felt so honored when she asked to interview me […]

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Freedom novel and script

The History of ‘FREEDOM’

FREEDOM has a history. It’s the first book I wrote. It’s the story that taught me to write; I felt so strongly about it that I rewrote it over and over and over, for years, until I learned the skills. It had almost 100 rejections before being published. It was published by three different publishers: Stabenfeldt, Scholastic, and now, Enchanted […]

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Guess Who

Since I don’t have time to write anything thoughtful right now, here are a few of my past favorites: The Boy in Santa Marta The Indominable Power of Quiet Acts of Courage The Law of Diminishing Intent “No One Knows What They Need…” Magic Realism Realized Yes, it’s the Lazy Blogger.

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Character Love

Character Love

Today I’m writing on my script, and I’m simply in love with it. There’s nothing quite like creating something from absolutely nothing, pulling entire beings from the ether, and bringing them into the world in a blaze of expression and beauty. My characters have a tough time. They are often in despair. They don’t believe they can face another challenge […]

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Apologies and Get Out While You Can

It seems that even before I started blogging, there was copious advice out there on how to get people to read your posts. As years went on and the internet chatter got louder, there were more and more experts out there who could guide you in acquiring readers. Now, I receive numerous emails per week giving me advice on how […]

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Tackling Procrastination

Things become what you think they are – including your story.   You finally have time to write. The house is quiet. You have no pressing duties. It’s just you and your book for the next two hours. You approach your desk – and a sinking feeling creeps its insidious way into your stomach, or a tension headache flares, or […]

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Two Celebrations

First, tell husband that any day now, I may hear from one of the two screenwriting contests that I entered in 2016. I’m kind of nervous, you see. After all, the story or the concept or the writing or the characters might be crap, right? He assures me that HOLY COYOTE will do great, and wanders off. Second, check email. There’s […]

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So Many Supers!

I picked up Whisper, by Phoebe Kitanidis, from my daughter’s shelf. She is fifteen, so as you might guess, Whisper is a Young Adult novel. The story was entertaining, fast moving, had a nice mix of action and drama, plus family and friend relationships, and even a budding romance. My daughter loved it and I was entertained by it, so […]

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The Foundation of Success

I had a new blog post all written and ready to post, and then I came across this video. It’s only 10 minutes long, and I recommend it to anyone who wants success for themselves or their children. Yes, it’s that important! Enjoy!

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Crowd of Awesomeness

I’m not complaining. Keep that in mind as you read this. It’s just I have too many ideas for books, movies, articles, and more, and choosing which to work on seems almost impossible some days. Though it doesn’t seem like a curse, this is the bane of many writers: too many beautiful, compelling stories shouting out how engaging they are, […]

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