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Do It Your Way! 3 Tips For Dealing with Setbacks

Think of rejections not as a poor reflection on you or your work, but simply necessary steps that will get you closer to your goal (kind of like having bad dates and finding out what you don’t want in a mate).

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Win a Hardcover, Color Copy of CAGED

My Goodreads Book Giveaway I just want to thank you readers for your support and friendship, and celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of CAGED. How about a signed,  rare, hardcover color edition? It’s up for grabs in Canada and the USA until October 19, 2017! Click the book cover to enter on Goodreads.… Continue reading Win a Hardcover, Color Copy of CAGED

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A Writer’s Life: Butter Sauce

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The Wealthy Writer: Fork Your Monsters!

Get more writing done by telling your inner and outer critics, your past and present monsters, to Fork Off!

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Writers write, and market their butts off.

What did I do differently? I took charge of my creations and my career by becoming an independent author.

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Find and Develop Your Story Idea

Extraordinary stories can come from an ordinary, routine event. I was playing with my Wii Fit machine, a weekly morning routine for me, when it occurred to me that the Wii Fit instructor’s mouth wasn’t in synchronization with what he was saying…

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Five Fast Tips for Writing Dialogue

DON’T OVERTHINK IT. Just write, and let your thoughts flow. You can go back and edit later. The best dialogue is natural, not forced.