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A Cinematic Book

We made the quarterfinals of the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition! (Update… we made the semifinals!) Just got the word that we made the semifinals of ScreenCraft’s competition for “cinematic” books, which means script readers could see this as a movie. … Continue reading

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If Your Holiday Isn’t Living Up To The Hype This Year:

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Gatekeeper Secrets: 5 Ways To Start Off Ahead

Continuing my online writer conference (since I had to miss the PNWA con this year). Day 5 — Gatekeeper Secrets Because I interviewed a bunch of “gatekeepers,” people who look over submissions and decide if they merit consideration, I have … Continue reading

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Chick Lit v. Women’s Fiction

I get it — human beings like labels (applied to others). It’s a natural function of the brain to categorize. It’s how we navigate the world. “That is similar enough to this so that I sort of know what to … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Guide To Humans: Piddle & Doody

You might want to go relieve yourself before you start reading this dispatch. Of all the things I’ve observed about humans, the most perplexing is their attitude toward their own bodies and natural processes. Honest to Dog, it’s confounding. I’ll … Continue reading

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