Better Now

December 2, 2019 What one thing would you give up to become a better writer? Hey ya'll!  It's been awhile since I jumped into #OpenBook. I think I had bloggers block. But anyway, this week the topic tugged me back in. I'm no stranger to giving things up. Such is life. Sometimes it's horrid to... Continue Reading →

I Ain’t A Delivery Girl, But Maybe I Am

October 21, 2019 Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? Writing is this mixture of selfishness and selflessness that's a lot like mixing oil and vinegar to make a yummy salad dressing. I don't write to please anybody but myself, but I do hope (very much so)... Continue Reading →

Review This

October 7, 2019 Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?  I'll tell you a little secret, although it's not so much of a secret because this is far from the first time I've gone on about the topic. I'm not a fan of reviews as a reader.... Continue Reading →

But My Characters ARE Real!

September 23, 2019 What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters? I'm a method writer, so my characters show up, demand to be put in the story, and then we spend a good ten minutes staring each other in the eyes while we pretend to have leverage over each other... Continue Reading →

Keep Your Paws off my Waste!

September16, 2019 What did you edit out of your most recent book? (or another book...let's see those outtakes!) Here's my favorite outtake of all time, but know that there's 110% chance that I'll top it someday. I LOVE outtakes. They make the world go round. I wonder what the other authors had to snip snip,... Continue Reading →

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