Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Shopping Gene

If I say, let’s go shopping, and the destination is the local mall, or the outlet stores, or those cute little shops on Main Street, does that invitation fill you with dread or excited anticipation? Does the necessity of going … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

To all who celebrate the holiday, I hope you have a blessed, joyful, family-filled day.

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Who Are You (woot-woot)?

This week, YA Highway asks the questions How do you decide on names? Would you ever name a character after a friend/family member/ex? Back when I was writing romances, I wanted everyday names for my characters. So I kept a … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday, and I’ll Blog if I Want To

I have the coolest birthday in the world, most especially today’s. I’m lucky enough to have a birthday in December when all the Christmas festivities are in full swing (and Chanukah, since I married my Jewish hubby 30+ years ago). … Continue reading

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I Love You, You’re Perfect…Now I’m Gonna Revise You

This week, with November and NaNoWriMo in the rear view mirror, YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday asks, How do you approach editing/revising? So, here’s the first most important thing about revising. You should write your draft knowing that you not … Continue reading

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Lee Child is a Pantser (and So Can You!)

The other night, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a talk by mega bestselling thriller author Lee Child. He is funny, charming, and down-to-earth, not at all the prima donna stereotype of an internationally successful writer. Even in the … Continue reading

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