Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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HOC: 2105 Daily Goal: Met Well after a long and irritating “I Hate My Book” Day, I think I’m getting back on track.  On the list of changes I wanted to make, I’m about half done.  I rewrote the front half of Chapter 7 (MUCH HAPPIER), added some stuff to the middle scene there and […]

Musings

Title Search

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Well, it’s official. This “second draft” of House of Cards is turning into an entirely new book. About the only thing that remains the same is the two main characters, the fact that they have a history, and who the bad guy is. I’ve changed victims; I’ve changed signatures; and just yesterday I removed the […]

Musings

Reader Poll

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Okay readers and writers, I’ve got a question for you to help out another writer friend.  When you were a teen, did you actually read what was marketed as teen fiction or had you already bypassed that for adult fiction because the books marketed as teen fiction were written apparently well below your reading level […]

Musings

The Positive Psychology of Romance

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Yesterday’s post on Romancing the Blog–which I admit to being surprised was written by a guy–hey I don’t know any men liberated enough to read, let alone write romance or about romance–was a response to yet another controversy in the romance world, a controversy to which he provides several links to if you care to […]

Blogging

Heroes

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Why do we love alpha heroes in books but most women say they don’t like it in real life? I’ve read a myriad of posts on the subject over the last several months.  The latest is over on RtB.   It seems to be a fairly common sort of opinion.  And really, how many of […]

Musings

Question For Readers

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Okay, I need reader assistance to answer this question and settle an argument with my hubby, so here’s an informal poll: How many of you out there know what “Slainte” means in the context of a bar or pub? Hubby thinks no one knows what it is. I think it’s perfectly obvious to anybody who […]