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Countdown to Book Launch…My Timeline and Other Thoughts…

Finishing a book is a huge deal, and this post in no way is meant to dissuade anyone from writing one. As a matter of fact, I believe everyone has a story to tell and should do so, if for no other reason to allow others to get to know a side of you that… Continue reading Countdown to Book Launch…My Timeline and Other Thoughts…

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Write-In Event for Authors

I've been having a rough time concentrating at home lately. There always seems to be things that take priority over my writing - AKA laundry, cleaning, you know real life stuff. Thing is, I can't just let the house stuff go, and if I do, it eats at me. But it also eats at me… Continue reading Write-In Event for Authors

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The benefits of doing book festivals

In 2017, the published authors of the Muse Crew decided to dabble in some self-promotion and participate in book events.  We started by asking our local librarians and searching on the internet to determine which events had the most potential for positive results. We also looked for events whose charges would be the most cost… Continue reading The benefits of doing book festivals

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There are not enough hours in the day to write! Or are there?

When life gets in the way and leaves me with little time to write…I get cranky. The sense that I will never have time to write again, sneaks silently into my mind and feeds my lethargy. When I cry that there aren't enough hours in the day, I force myself to look back over the… Continue reading There are not enough hours in the day to write! Or are there?

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Getting the most out of working with a Critique Partner

Writing is an arduous journey, and it isn't over when your story is complete, unless you are writing in a diary without the intent of anyone ever seeing it. In which case, this article isn't for you. But if you are like me, and the hundreds of thousands of other authors out there, writing with… Continue reading Getting the most out of working with a Critique Partner

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Rewrites…a necessary evil

Rewrites are a necessary, albeit evil part of the editing process, with the red slashes of ink on the manuscript looking like something from the movie Jaws. However, without them, the story only reflects the water's surface. Perhaps it goes as far as snorkeling, but the tale generally doesn't get to the deep diving level that it… Continue reading Rewrites…a necessary evil

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Soundtrack of my Life – Entry #5

There are times when music can move me to tears. There is also music that can make my pulse quicken and bring a sense of childhood excitement to the front of my psyche. For me, the Star Wars main theme, played at the beginning of every movie of the franchise, does just that. Each and every time.… Continue reading Soundtrack of my Life – Entry #5