Tag Archives: fiction

How #Junowrimo reminds me that I am NOT writing

It’s June – JuNoWriMo once again. Last June I wrote the draft of my first organized crime novel – Lotierie: Legend. This June – I could write a sequel. I could write the second novel in the Nelson and Cora … Continue reading

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Anthology – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Rich Fabric II

Put it on the calendar and don your thinking caps! Call for submissions for anthology – Rich Fabric II – deadline July 1, 2013. Looking for: Short stories Memoirs Historical essays Poems Black and white photos Original Drawings/Sketches The profits … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Have I Lost my Mojo?

NaNo starts November 1. I completed (I won!) NaNo last November. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, “winning” means that I completed 50k words in the month of November of 2011. That manuscript later became Nelson and Cora: The Beginning. … Continue reading

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Southern Creatives: Author Interview – Robyn Leatherman

Robyn Leatherman, author of Summer Rain I am delighted to introduce to you author, Robyn Leatherman. She is our first featured artist in Southern Creatives. What sparked your interest for your debut novel, Summer Rain? My paternal grandmother told me … Continue reading

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What’s a Beat Sheet and Should You Use One?

Well, let me back up first. What’s a beat in fiction? It’s a unit of a story (not necessarily a chapter. Could be a single scene or could extend over several scenes). A Beat Sheet, then, is a way to … Continue reading

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How Facts Shape Fiction

Today, I’m a guest on Lia Davis’s Magically Seductive Romance blog talking about How Facts Shape Our Fiction. Here’s an excerpt: Do Facts Shape Fiction? Why do the details matter, in any genre, not just historical fiction? Trust. As readers, … Continue reading

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Putting it in print…

I’ve been working on compiling some of my short stories into a paperback format through CreateSpace. This has given me the opportunity to revise some of these stories, knock the dirt off of some short stories I had written previously … Continue reading

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