Monthly Archives: June 2016

July 2016 First Friday Breakfast with Author Janet Simcic

On the first Friday of July 2016, we are having breakfast with women’s fiction author Janet Simcic. Janet is a freelance writer, novelist, and non-fiction writer residing in Southern California. Her articles have appeared in the Orange County Register, and various travel magazines. Her … Continue reading

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From Daughters to Death: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Four

I had fun with my June Challenge this week. Scrubbing my prose indeed! Included here are published works and works-in-progress. These challenges surely made me think. Challenge Twenty: an argument between mother and daughter Difficulties between Leslie and her mother are mentioned … Continue reading

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From Shrug to Scorch: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Three

And so the June challenge to improve my editing skills continues … I’m taking a look back at my Abishag mystery series and two examples from Jack Fell Down. Since I’m also editing current projects Lillian in the Doorway, The Ghosts of Thirds, Egrets, and … Continue reading

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Interleaving II: Doing Charity the Easy Way

Last time I talked about interleaving, it was in relation to exercise. We all would do better helping others if done within our limited time, finances, and resources, right? Here’s some ideas I’ve tried. I’d love to hear yours. First: … Continue reading

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From Middles to Storms: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Two

I’m loving my June challenge to edit better! Editing for me is liking peeling onion layers: stinky and lots of tears. I just finished planting four dozen walla walla onions, so I’ve been thinking about onions way too much. Challenge Six: medias res Yeah, I … Continue reading

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From Love Scenes to Cliffhangers: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report One

One of my June goals is doing a daily challenge to (1) edit better and (2) post more blogs. I hope to do both in scrubbing my prose and reporting how I answered the challenge here every Sunday. Challenge One: a … Continue reading

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Interleaving: 21,110 push-ups and increasing productivity

Another departure from my First Friday Breakfast with an Author. After a few writing marathons and working on increasing productivity over diverse endeavors, I wanted to share my game plan and results. I’d love to hear your ideas too. But … Continue reading

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