The Itch Is Back

The itch is back—luckily a good one. Lately I’ve wanted to jump back into writing again, specifically my new WIP called Chloe (that’s the working title by the way.) I started it a few weeks ago and wrote 3000 words, but then other things took over. I haven’t queried FROSTY since December and have been…
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Sloppy Writing 101.06

Sloppy Writing 101.06 Getting rid of my buts I’m editing WHEN THE MIST CLEARS, and I recently went through looking to make sure I have a comma with my coordinating conjunctions. And, but, for, nor, or, so, yet.  I don’t use too many nor, for, or yet, but I have lots of but, and and so. And…
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Pitches And Queries

I’ve been working on a few things. One is my pitch. A pitch is a description of your novel in about 35 words or less. Usually in one sentence, but sometimes two. And let me tell you, it’s not easy. I entered a pitch workshop where my pitch for Frosty and my first 150 words…
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Sloppy Writing 101.03

Sloppy Writing 101.03:That is my problem, not yours. I want to tell you about something that I’ve been doing much too often. Let’s see if you can figure out what that is. Here are four examples that I pulled from the first page of Frosty. …because we all know that starting a new school as…
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Editing Kinda Sucks

Editing sucks, you know. Writing is the easy part, the fun part. The way the words flow out of your fingers. Editing is slow and tedious. And repetitive. It’s not so bad after the first read, maybe the second. But by the 6th or 7th, it gets a little old. I’m not keeping track, but…
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