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Read, Write, Plot!

I’m currently reading two great books on plotting and structuring your novel: Writing the Breakout Novel (and workbook) by Donald Maass and Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K.M. Weiland and I can recommend both tomes wholeheartedly! Donald Maass is an literary agent, author, and an icon in the writing […]

Jon Stewart Talks Writing

Paul Thomas Anderson, writer & director of “The Master” (in theaters now) was on The Daily Show this week. He and Jon Stewart had an interesting discussion about balancing roles as writer and director. The meat of their conversation focusing on the writing process begins about 3:17 into the clip. The Daily Show with Jon […]

Easter Bunnies

Did you know that I once was a Playboy Bunny? Well, the bunny part is true—complete with ears, paws, and a fluffy tail. 🙂 Too bad I don’t have a video of the bunny hop I had to do while dressed like this. What teachers do to first graders in the name of school plays… […]

An Afternoon with Historical Mystery Novelist Judith Rock

The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, of which I am a member, had its monthly meeting yesterday in Citrus County, Florida. The guest speaker for this months’s program was Historical Mystery Novelist, Judith Rock. Judith Rock is the author of The Charles du Luc Historical Mystery series, which includes The Rhetoric of Death […]

Oh, so true!

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. – Thomas Mann I checked my iGoogle page this morning, only to find this the ‘Quote of the Day’. Twenty days into this year’s attempt at a 50,000 word NaNoWriMo novel and I have to say – did […]


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