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The Writer’s Addiction

Most people know that writers, as creative type people, seem to be especially prone to addictive substances. You know the usual lineup, alcohol, partying, infidelity, drugs, office products. Wait, what? See it seems that many writers are victims of the … Continue reading

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The Road There

This month I’m doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The point of NaNo is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. ideally, the writer begins with a fresh story, but I have a book I’ve already started to … Continue reading

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No Wimps Allowed

The last couple of weeks I’ve experienced one of those weird cosmic convergences that makes me think I need to pay attention. First there were two amazing blogs by the Social Network Ninja, Kristen Lamb. Bravely, Ms. Lamb took us … Continue reading

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The Real Women of CARA

I’ve written about CARA before, and I’d like to introduce you to my fellow authors. CARA is short for Chattanooga Area Romance Authors, a group of five romance writers—all published— who found each other and quickly became friends. Between the … Continue reading

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Blood, Fingerprints, and DNA

For me, at least, the most fascinating workshop at Moonlight & Magnolias was Junkyard Forensics given by Sheryl McCollum . Fellow CARA members Laurie White, Kelle Z. Riley, and I had a great time learning. Sheryl showed us how to … Continue reading

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Finding My Inner Hypocrite

Today I would like to continue talking about the magnificent Moonlight and Magnolias conference held in Atlanta last weekend. The second workshop I attended was about not letting fear win by Maggie Montgomery. As soon as I walked in I … Continue reading

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Moonlight & Magnolias Conference

Moonlight & Magnolias is an amazing writers conference. Held in Atlanta every year, M&M is thrown by Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to attend the last three M&M’s. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Blinded; Use Science

  What is science? It’s noticing what’s going on in the world and trying to understand what the scientist sees. A scientist notices something and after doing research and putting together the known facts, she makes an educated guess, an … Continue reading

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I Like To Play With Blocks, OK?

This is my desk (yes, it’s messy), I found these blocks on clearance one day and when I start writing for the day I tend to set them up to match my mood. It’s fun. Do you have childlike things … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month

It’s here! November is National Novel Writing Month affectionately known as NaNoWriMo. During this crazy competition, a whole bunch of people try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s crazy, it’s almost impossible, it’s fun. I’m ready to go! … Continue reading

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