Some authorly wisdom on writing to trends

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I hope all you beautiful people had the happiest of holidays.  Mine was spent with family and friends, eating tons of amazing food and totally spoiling my kids with gifts and attention.  Now it’s the new year and I’m feeling a renewed sense of writing energy.  One of the authors in my writing group has […]

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Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

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I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend when trying to remember something. When I started my first novel, I just sat down […]

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Rambling About: I Remember Running by Darcy Wakefield

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I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted – and ALS by Darcy Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Let me start of by saying – ALS SUCKS. SUCK – SUCK – SUCK  – SUCKS!  (Yes, I’m yelling! It’s that bad!) Almost three years ago, my mother-in-law lost an incredibly short battle with […]

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Not So Accidental Blog Tourist Hop

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I was tagged by the amazingly talented (and hilarious) Colleen Bennett, who also happens to be my Wonder Twin.  That’s her, over there –> (Hey Colz, I hope you don’t mind I swiped this picture off your blog!! )  By the way – you should definitely check out Colleen’s blog where she shares her witty, […]

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From the quote desk

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Trust the wisdom of heart. – Chinese Proverb For those of you that know me personally, you’ll get the double entendre of this post title.  For those of you not in the know, you’ll just have to subscribe to my blog to find out.  All kidding aside, I’m an author by night, but by day […]

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How to combat #TDF withdrawal

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Today is a sad day.  It’s the first day since July 5th I don’t have four hours of the Tour de France to watch.  It’s the first day I won’t be checking Tour Tracker to get behind the scenes info on the race and perhaps the worst part is – no more daily Backstage Pass […]

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Quotable on writing

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I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ― Joss Whedon “I write, therefore I am…” Cheesy, but true.  And if you look very closely at the photo above, you’ll see rough drafted scenes from my latest […]

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July 14 is not just ANY day…

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Today the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution with La Fête Nationale, or what those of us in America call Bastille Day.  My first visit to Paris missed La Fête Nationale by a week, which I’m still kind of bummed about because from what I hear, it’s […]

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Rambling About: The Third Lap

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Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber floating in the air.  (Did you know synthetic rubber tracks are also called tartan tracks?  […]

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Location, Location, Location

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I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also belong to the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA. Today I’m guest blogging over at FF&P […]

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