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Jumping Back into the Water

I’ve been hemming and hawing for months now.  Waiting for a lightning bolt to strike me or some other such supernatural event to make it clear that I need to get serious about making revisions to my novel.  But man oh … Continue reading

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Down and Out without Downton

Well, another weekend, another Sunday night without Downton Abbey. No eyebrow acrobatics from Lady Mary. . . None of Lady Grantham’s knowing looks with pursed lips. . . No shirtless Mr. Bates (no image available–thank goodness for that). I thought … Continue reading

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True

“People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them.”   –Flannery O’Connor Nobody brings it home like Flannery.  I guess you’d call me pretty hopeful because as I struggle with revising … Continue reading

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Good Writing, Part II

There was a time I smugly discarded anything written after the days of the ink and quill as cheap.  I lost myself in Chaucer, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, etc.  In short, I was a literary snob with no right to be. … Continue reading

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Good Writing is Good Writing

So last night a dear friend invited me to see a John Denver tribute with the Nashville Symphony.  Now, I am not necessarily a big JD fan.  I was really, really little when he was in his heyday (I know … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy (. . . and it never has been)

These days, you can’t get too far in to a conversation related to publishing without hearing about the sad state of the industry: digital competition, shuttered bookstores, understaffed publishers, plunging profits. Where two or more writers are gathered, you can … Continue reading

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Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas. . .

Thomas? Yes. More? No. When someone is kind enough to ask what my novel is about, I usually say, “It’s historical fiction based on the life of Sir Thomas More and his daughter, Margaret.”  Then I often get a quizzical … Continue reading

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