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Edits, Porridge, and a Fool’s Day Hike

While on a marathon edit session today of my mystery Olive Tomorrow, I decided to optimize my breakfast porridge prep. A half hour before I intended to eat, I half-filled a 16 ounce canning jar with Coach oats and added water nearly to … 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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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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Revising with Jigsaw Puzzles of Mist

One of my daily exercises for cognitive health is to do one digital jigsaw puzzle. My favorite puzzles are of mist scenes. They evoke feelings of mystery, promise, and anticipation. And for some reason, the puzzles are easy. Revisions remind … Continue reading

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December 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

Welcome to our December First Friday Breakfast with author Jane Isaac. Almost fourteen years ago, Jane Isaac took a year out to travel the world with her husband and kept a daily diary recording her experience. On their return, the copious … Continue reading

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November 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our November First Friday Breakfast with author Lori Herter. She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and worked for several years at the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry. … Continue reading

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October 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our October First Friday Breakfast with perfect-for-this-month author Debra Young. Besides other short stories appearing in magazines and anthologies, Debra has two works featured on Amazon. A native of Louisiana, daughter of an Air Force sergeant and homemaker mother, … Continue reading

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September 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

We are sharing our September First Friday Breakfast with award-winning author Kristy Tate.  Kristy is the author of many novels, but only six are published. Her debut novel, Stealing Mercy, was on Amazon’s historical romance top 100 list for more than … Continue reading

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