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Dear Reader, Allow me to introduce myself. I’m your favorite literary heroine. I know I’m breaking the fourth wall here, by writing to you directly, but it’s come to my attention that there’s been a lot of chatter about me … Continue reading

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Do you live in the Dallas-Forth Worth Area? If so, I’m teaching a FREE, two-part writing class for the Allen Public Library. At 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 9th, I’ll be teaching about writing craft. In this session, we’ll discuss: … Continue reading

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Writing is… …the one thing you’re good at. …the hardest thing you’ve ever done. …just a career. …the one thing that keeps you going. …the daily grind. …the next stolen moment. …a windowless room papered with rejections. …an endless horizon, … Continue reading

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I play electric guitar, a lefty Sheraton II.  Picking it up has made me a better writer. I swear. Seriously, there’s a correlation here. I might as well go ahead and thank Steve Vai, the legendary guitar virtuoso who opened … Continue reading

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Guys. GUYS. I AM HAVING AN UGLY CRY ABOUT POSTING THIS AND I AM STILL IN SHOCK AND I CAN’T STOP SHOUTING IN RANDOM CAPS-LOCKY WAY BECAUSE… My agent sold my debut. Our first book deal.  (C’mon. I know you … Continue reading

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Writing friends, I just gave up. Completely surrendered. Again. And you know what? It felt great. I’ll probably do it again tomorrow. And the next day, too. I see the confusion on your face. Surrender?? Gave up on what??? Stuff … Continue reading

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If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard “Show, Don’t Tell’ a million times. It’s one of those maxims you can’t escape. But I’m going to stick my neck out and declare… I think that advice has led to a lot … Continue reading

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