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Guest post from Leigh Lane

I’m so happy to have Leigh Lane here with me today… as she talks “Why Poe?” Why Poe? byLeigh M. Lane Edgar Allan Poe is to Gothic romance/horror what Stephen King is to the supernatural thriller.  I very affectionately refer … Continue reading

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The mystery of suspense

I think they work together… Suspense and mystery. We try to find out who did what to whom and why, but within that, we need a swirl of possibilities and events to make that final scene all come together. Building … Continue reading

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We’re coming back…

So, I’ve been having fun on my other blog… creating days like Chocolate Milk Tuesday and Pink Floyd Wednesday, but I still want to talk about writing… I have to because I’m a writer. And over there, things get a … Continue reading

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2012… in our sights

I welcome it.  What about you? What am I looking forward to? Last year, when the ball dropped and my Dad and I were slightly drunk, doing our best not to laugh at poor Dick Clark (come on, why do … Continue reading

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Stephen King, tacos, and running your own business.

The talk of self-publishing taking over.   *sigh*   *yawm*   I’m over it.  You should be too.  Anyone who spends more than thirty seconds reading this particular post or any post on why indie’s will take over or how … Continue reading

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eBook sales rise, duh. Paperback… not sure

I love paper.  I love paperback books.  I hold them.  I cuddle them.  I smell their pages… don’t lie, you do too. But the ebook format has swept in and is not going away.  With it comes a new rush … Continue reading

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How I wrote 30,000 words in a single week

Two weeks ago I wrote 30,000 words in a week.  As of this writing, I’m staring at 21,000 written words this week alone.  Last week, I went easy and wrote 13,000 words. Each time I post about it, people ask … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo…

…I keep looking at the calendar, realizing how close we are to NaNo starting.  This year for me NaNo means something different.  NaNo was created to show that you can write 50,000 words in a month.  And let’s be honest, … Continue reading

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It’s NaNo time… almost.

Thinking NaNoWriMo…   Are you doing it this year?  If so, why?  If not, why?   Those are fair questions.  The thought of writing 50,000 words a day may seem wild and crazy, but it’s not that bad.  The hard … Continue reading

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Looking beyond Amazon

You all know how much I enjoy Amazon… as a company, as an innovator, the whole package.  I enjoy them and what they’ve done – and it’s not all related to publishing.    While Amazon is the biggest kid on … Continue reading

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