Monthly Archives: June 2011

Writing a Novel is Like Raising a Child

1. Congratulations you are going to be a  __________! You can fill in that blank with the word parent or novelist, either one, the process is very much the same. When I first found out that I was pregnant with … Continue reading

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Ever read a book that annoys you but you still can’t put it down?

I love reading as most other writers I know will also admit to. I think reading is the gateway to writing and visa versa. So what do I read? I read a bit of everything from sci-fi to fantasy to … Continue reading

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A story in three acts or five, percentages or chapter spread, does it matter?

Some writers believe a story should be told in three acts. The first act being the beginning, this is where we meet the character or characters and get to know a bit about them. The second act is the middle, … Continue reading

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A Dance with the Devil

A Dance with the Devil One day, my father called all of his children to his table for a celebration of our accomplishments. He sat on his throne at the head of the table and called us one by one, … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Sunday – Flash Fiction Challenge

For the past two weeks the challenge theme on my blog has been Shadows. I have had two fabulous entries to the challenge. If you haven’t had the chance already you might want to go check them out. Yikici was … Continue reading

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How my dad accidentally inspired me to become a writer.

My favourite ever poem was given to me by my dad quite a few years ago now. It was done in a beautiful paper cutting style and framed. It hangs on the wall in my bedroom to this day even … Continue reading

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Pay it forward

So back in 2000 my world was so different than it is today. I was finishing up my Master’s Degree in Reading from SUNY at Albany. I was a teacher working with young children who have now grown into adults. … Continue reading

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